*Some restrictions apply. See catalog or website for details.

1 Supercircuits Plaza Liberty Hill, TX 78642


*Some restrictions apply. See catalog or website for details.

1 Supercircuits Plaza Liberty Hill, TX 78642

Pololu Corp.

6000 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 5-E Las Vegas, NV 89119 Tel: 877*7*POLOLU or 702*262*6648 Fax: 702*262*6894 Email: [email protected] Website:

Circle #125

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DC Servo Controller

7 he new Pico Motion™ from PicoBotics, Inc., is considered one ofthe smallest and most feature-rich DC brushed motor controller on the market. With 11 modes of operation, the end user is sure to find a mode for any application. Quadrature

encoders of up to 2,048 CPR are supported. Some of the features include: 1x, 2x, 4x encoder decoding, 12 trapezoidal profiles, 10 PID settings, current monitoring and reporting, analog control, R/C control, and RS232 and TTL serial control with any combination of the above. With data logging and upgradeable firmware, this small board (2" x 2") is the biggest commotion in motion control. PicoMotion™ includes Pico7a/£™ setup and servo tuning software for Windows®.

Operating range is from 12 to 50 volts at currents of up to 3 A continuous (6 A surge). PicoMotion™ costs $95.00.

For further information, please contact:

PicoBotics, Inc.


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IntelliBrain Robotics Controller idgeSoft has recently released the IntelliBrain™ robotics controller, which makes it easier than ever to build sophisticated, intelligent robots. The powerful Atmel® ATmegal28 microcontroller, a

modern, object-oriented programming language, Java™, a rich robotics class library, up to 48 sensor and effector ports, and a flexible human interface give the IntelliBrain robotics controller what it takes to be an intelligent robot's brain. The IntelliBrain controller easily mounts on a robot chassis constructed from LEGO® bricks, the Mark III mini sumo chassis, or just about any other robot chassis.

Each of the IntelliBrain controller's analog, digital, serial (RS232), I2C, and servo ports provides a header with power, ground, and signal pin(s), making it easy to interface to sensors and effectors.

The RoboJDE™ Java-enabled robotics software development environment (included with IntelliBrain) is an easy-to-use, integrated development environment that includes a Java class library with support for the CMUcam, Sharp IR range finders, Devantech sonar range finders, compass, speech synthesizer, motor controllers, WheelWatcher™ shaft encoders, Fairchild infrared photo-reflectors (line sensors), hobby servos, DC motors, universal infrared remote controls, and more. The numerous classes in the library provide a great foundation that simplifies robot intelligence programming. Building upon the class library to support additional sensors, effectors, and control logic is a snap.

A 16 x 2 liquid crystal display, two push buttons, a

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thumbwheel, a buzzer, LEDs, and an infrared remote control receiver provide a flexible, programmable human interface to the IntelliBrain controller.

The IntelliBrain controller consists of a main board and an optional expansion board.

The IntelliBrain main board features are:

• Atmel ATmega128 microcontroller running at 14.7 MHz

132K RAM 128K Flash memory 4K bytes EEPROM 16 x 2 LCD display START/STOP buttons Thumbwheel Buzzer

Two program controlled LEDs RS232 host port, up to 115.2K Secondary RS232 port, up to 115.2K — includes power pin for the CMUcam Seven analog/digital input ports 10 digital input or output ports

I2C bus with three sensor connectors that include power and ground Two servo ports

One 38 kHz modulated IR receiver

• Expansion board support

• Easy to mount on LEGO constructed chassis, Mark III mini-sumo chassis, many commercially available chassis, or a custom chassis

• Java programmable using RoboJDE

The IntelliBrain expansion board adds the following features:

Four PWM DC motor ports Seven analog/digital input ports Eight digital input or output ports Six servo ports 64K bytes EEPROM Eight program controlled LEDs

One program controlled 38 kHz modulated LED plus support for two others via digital I/O ports Support for an optional secondary battery up to 15 V Optional servo power regulation

For further information, please contact:


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