Eddie Robot Platform - Retired

  • 28992: Eddie Robot Platform
  • 28992: Eddie Robot Platform Disassembled Kit View
  • 28992: Eddie sensor and encoder connections
$1,299.00
Product ID 28992

Overview

This product has been retired. If you are looking to build a customizable mid-sized robot, please consider the Arlo Robotic Platform System.

Eddie is a turnkey hardware solution to create a mobile robot with your own laptop and Kinect camera — a perfect platform to foster creativity, innovation, and experimentation. Compatible with Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 (RDS 4), Eddie can navigate autonomously and see in 3D using the power of the Microsoft Kinect camera (not included).

The Eddie Control Board uses the 8-core Propeller microcontroller to directly control two 12V motors and collect data from several sensors around the robot. The entire base is controlled over a simple USB connection and convenient open-source command interface. The Eddie Control Board provides access to additional I/O, making Eddie fully expandable with numerous sensors & accessories.

Key Features:

  • Compatibility with Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 provides a robust robotic development environment  
  • Dual-platform design with plenty of room for electronics and on-the-go programming laptop access   
  • Durable pneumatic rubber tires easily traverse hard floors and carpet, with dual caster wheels for platform stability   
  • Two (2) 12V batteries provide 4–7 hours of continuous operation  
  • Five distance sensors (three infrared and two ultrasonic) for collision avoidance   
  • Fully integrated control board handles all lower-level hardware operations to drive motors and collect sensor data 

Application Ideas:

  • Autonomous navigation and mapping
  • Telepresence robots
  • Security and surveillance
  • Crowd interaction and advertising

Note: Laptop computer, Microsoft Kinect camera and wireless remote are not included and are required to run Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio.

Details

  • Two drive wheels with high-torque 12 VDC motors and position controllers
  • Two (2) 12 V, 8 Ah gell-cel batteries are wired in parallel to provide 12 V, 16 Ah of power
  • Built-in charging jack, with NEED SPECS charger included
  • Weight: 25.3 lbs (11.5 kg), excluding laptop and Kinect camera
  • Communication: Serial commands over USB interface
  • Dimensions: 21.75 in (55.25 cm) high 17.8 in (45.2 cm) diameter, assembled
  • Operating temp range: 32 to 158 °F (0 to 70 °C)

Kit Contents:

  • 1 - Motor Mount and Wheel Kit with Position Controller     
  • 1 - Caster Wheel Kit #28971     
  • 2 - PING))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensor #28015     
  • 2 - Ping))) Stand Acrylic  725-32008     
  • 3 - Sharp 2Y0A21YK0F Distance Sensor  28995     
  • 3 - Sharp IR Stand Acrylic   725-28995     
  • 2 - Servo-extension Cable, 14” Length  805-00002     
  • 3 - Sharp IR Sensor to Servo Cable  805-28995     
  • All the mounting hardware required for assembly, including screws, nuts and spacers      

Required Assembly Items (not included):

  • Philips (cross-head) screwdriver
  • Scissors
  • 5/32” Allen wrench

 

Downloads & Documentation

Download Details More Info
Eddie Robot Assembly Instructions - 917.79 KB | updated: 21 Jan 2013 - 9:44 pm
Eddie Board Command Set - 125.68 KB | updated: 21 Jan 2013 - 9:46 pm
Eddie Propeller Firmware - 44.62 KB | updated: 21 Jan 2013 - 9:40 pm
Eddie Board Datasheet - 935.39 KB | updated: 21 Sep 2012 - 1:03 pm
Eddie Control Board Schematic - 854.62 KB | updated: 21 Sep 2012 - 1:09 pm
Parallax Service for RDS 4 Installation Guide - 615.23 KB | updated: 21 Jan 2013 - 9:49 pm
Parallax Kit for RDS - 183.21 KB | updated: 21 Jan 2013 - 9:51 pm

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