This is a medium level skilled robot kit in real microcontroller programming, suitable for students in technical colleges as well as universities.
The RoboPICA kit uses the PIC Micrcontroller PIC16F887. Builders can write the controlled program in assembly, BASIC and C language. Only BASIC and C program language requires the use of a compiler software. However in this kit all examples are in C language with mikroC compiler from mikroElektronika.
robot kit can use this compiler as well. The demo version of Mikro C compiler is
used for this robot kit. Builders who need to develop the advance program will
need to purchase the full version from MikroE at their webiste. The demo version
of mikroC can be downloaded from http:// www.mikroe.com.
However in the
Robo-PICA robot kit, this software is in the bundled CD-ROM. You must download
the mikroC manual latest version from mikroElektronika website. This building
manual does not describe all the instructions. Another one tools is PIC
microcontroller programmer software.
provides a USB programmer. Its function is compatible Microchip�s PICkit2TM
programmer. The software can use PICkit2TM programming software. Free downlaod
the latest version at www.microchip.com.
microcontroller Robot controller board
More sensors consisting
of Switch-IR reflector- IR
Objector-38kHz IR module-Remote control, 2 DC motor gearboxes and Mechanical
arts for building the robot.
Programmed using C
language by the MikroC evaluation version.
Comes complete with
manuals and MikroC evaluation software.
USB programmer bundled
in this kit
Controlled by PIC16F887
Download program via USB
Free UART port for
interfacing many wired and wireless serial device such as Serial Embedded
Bluetooth, XBee, XBee Pro module, ZX-SERVO16.
2-DC motors Ports
3-Servo motor Ports
Power Supply voltage
from 4 of AA battery
(Rechargeable 1700mAH recommended)