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EMGRobotics Low-Cost MSP430G2553 Robot Controller Board with Dual DC Motor Driver and IR Range Sensor


I built a board to help people get started in robotics using the MSP430G.

The board has as many robotics systems that I could fit on a 1.5" x 1.25" board:



Board ships fully assembled

Board ships with MSP430G2553 in socket ( 16K flash, 512 Bytes RAM, A/D converter, ... ) $17.00 version

Runs on 3 volts ( 2 AAA batteries )

FAN8200 dual DC motor drive in socket - Control up to two 3 volt DC motors

Control up to 4 RC servos

Built-in IR Range sensor to detect objects up to 12 inches away

3 mounting holes for easy mounting

Separate RC servo power supply connection

Programmable using the low cost TI Launchpad


The board ships fully assembled for $15.00 without a MSP430G2553, or for only $17.00 with a MSP430G2553.

I try to keep the boards as low-cost as possible. The goal is to get people building robots.


You can learn more about the robot controller here:

http://buildsmartrobots.ning.com/profil ... dual-dc-mo

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Very nice board. I like the simplicity of it, including the distance sensor. I didn't realize it was that easy. I've been using the complete units for that, but this must be a cheaper way of doing it. I posted a post about Robot Booster pack yesterday after seeing your page on Hackaday. Congrats on being on Hackaday. And I like your site in general.

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I put this kit together specifically as a project for a parent to do with his/her kids.

The robot requires no soldering, but does require mechanical assembly.

The kit comes pre-programmed for line following,

but of-course you can plug-in a Launchpad and program it to do whatever you want.

The kit includes 4IR range sensors that can be used for long range (12 inches) obstruction

detection as well as line detection.

Just a fun kit to introduce yourself or your kids to the fascinating world of robotics.


EMGRobotics No Solder 4IR Line Follower Robot Kit


A complete line following robot kit that requires no soldering.

EMGRobotics MSP430G2553TBRCB-NR

Socketed MSP430G2553 -> 16K flash, 512 Bytes RAM, A/D converter, ...

TB6612 dual 1 amp bidirectional motor controller (3 to 6volt)

4 channel RC servo controller

3.0 volt regulator (works with batteries from 3 volts to 6 volts)

10 pin I/O port with digital, analog, serial, and I2C access

2 mounting holes for easy mounting

Programmable using the low cost TI Launchpad

4 IR range sensors for line detection

2 AAA battery holder

Tamiya dual motor gearbox kit

Two Tamiya truck tires

Pololu round laser-cut acrylic chassis

No soldering required

Mechanical assembly required

Ships pre-programmed for line following

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Hello EMG, Welcome to the Forums.

I'd like to ask you not to double post/make new posts every week. You have already done it twice. Please continue using your old posts if you have an update.

If you are selling the kits and are using 43oh for publicity, there is a rate card which can offer you. Let us know.

All your similar posts will be merged and moved to appropriate forums.


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