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SparkFun RedBot Kit

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SparkFun RedBot Kit

Welcome the RedBot Kit, a robotic development platform capable of teaching two motor robotics and sensor integration! This kit comes with our RedBot Mainboard, the Magician Chassis, a handful of sensors, and everything required for assembly.

The RedBot Mainboard is a modular robotic development platform that works with the Arduino IDE. The RedBot is a motor driver and Ardiuno combination with various headers and connections, eliminating the need to stack multiple shields to get desired. By simply connecting a USB mini-B cable, you can program it in the Arduino IDE using our example code, or your own.

The Magician Chassis is an economical robot platform with a lot of versatility. It features two gearmotors with 65mm wheels and a caster. The chassis plates are cut from acrylic with a wide variety of mounting holes for sensors, controllers, power, etc. The chassis does require some basic assembly but detailed instructions are included in the RedBot Kit.

Rounding out the group are three Line Follower Sensors and one Accelerometer Sensor. The Line Follower sensor gives your robot the ability to detect lines or nearby objects using infrared light. The Accelerometer sensor provides bump and motion detection by measuring acceleration forces on the x, y, and z axes.

The RedBot Kit won’t be able to operate on Mars but it will definitely fuel your curiosity about robotics!

Note: This kit ships without batteries. You will need 4 AA batteries to get rollin'.

Note: The RedBot Assembly Guide found in the Documents section below is out of date but can still be used as a helpful guide for building this kit. We are currently working on updating the Assembly Guide to make it current as well.

Kit Includes:

  • 1x RedBot Mainboard
  • 1x Magician Chassis
  • 1x Accelerometer RedBot Sensor
  • 3x Line Follower RedBot Sensor
  • 10x F/F 6" Jumper Wire
  • 4x Sticky Tab
  • 3x 4-40 ¼" Phillips Screw (10 Pack)
  • 4x 4-40 1-¼" Flat Head Screw
  • 4x 4-40 Hex Nut
  • 3x 4-40 1-½" Aluminum Hex Standoff
  • 4x 4-40 3/8" Metal Standoff
  • 7x 4-40 1" Metal Standoff