About the BotBoarduino
The BotBoarduino is an Arduino Duemilanove compatible microcontroller made specifically for the Lynxmotion robots. It has the 3" x 2.3" footprint so it can be attached to any of our robot kits. It retains the normal Arduino shield connections as well.
Speaker We added a buffered speaker for making cool R2D2 sounds or for audio feedback when troubleshooting a program.
User Interface We multiplexed three Pushbuttons and three color LEDs on three I/O pins to make a simple user interface.
Powering Options The board has two power inputs. One for the microcontroller, and one for the servos. The micro can be powered from its input, the USB connection, or the servo power input.
Analog Inputs By adding shorting jumpers you can route the power inputs to the A to D inputs for battery status monitoring.
I/O Bus The I/O bus is designed in groups of four, with a row of I/O pins, a row for power, and a row for Ground. The power row is jumper selectable to carry 5vdc or the servo voltage.
Plug and Play
The board has small screw terminals for applying power, so there is no need to solder wires. We have lots of peripherials that plug right into the I/O bus, with many more in development.
More to come.
Image of BotBoarduino.