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MINI Robocontroller

Vendor's Description: 

MINI Robocontroller

The MINI robocontroller is designed for small robots. It incorporates a powerful AVR microcontroller, XBEE wireless radio, dual motor drivers, and 3-pin servo-style headers for IO. It is compatible with the Arduino IDE, and includes open source Arduino libraries to control the custom hardware. 

The board includes all circuitry needed to control a small differential drive robot. It can also easily control up to 4 servos.

See the user manual here.

RoboController Specifications

  • 16MHz AVR microcontroller (ATMEGA168).
  • 20 I/O, 6 of which can function as analog inputs.
  • Servo style 3-pin headers (gnd, vcc, signal) on all 6 analog inputs, and 4 of the digital IO
  • Dual 1A motor drivers, with combined motor/encoder header.
  • XBEE radio sold separately. A typical setup will require 2 XBEE radios and an XBEE explorer to be able to wirelessly control your robot from your computer.
  • This board requires either an FTDI cable or ISP. We recommend the Sparkfun FTDI breakout.
  • 2.4”x2.4” with mounting holes in each corner.


The MINI is compatible with the Arduino environment right out of the box. In addition to standard Arduino libraries, we have developed a suite called RoboControllerLib, which includes:

  • Motors - a library for using the motor drivers.
  • Encoders - A library for using quadrature encoders.
  • A number of libraries for various sensors, such as IR and sonar ranging sensors.
Available Here