the MINI robocontroller

Coming Soon 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.

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

Manual coming soon.

robocontroller Specifications

  • 16MHz AVR microcontroller.
  • 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. For an FTDI cable we recommend the Sparkfun FTDI Basic Breakout.
  • 2.4”x2.4” with mounting holes in each corner


The MINI is Arduino compatible. In addition to standard Arduino libraries, we have developed:

  • Motors0 - a library for using the motor drivers.
  • Encoders - A library for using quadrature encoders.
  • A number of libraries for various sensors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Coming Soon!

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