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Balanduino – Balancing Robot Kit (Kickstarter)

Hello all fellow blog readers.
Most of you might be aware of the Balancing robot project we have been working on for quite a while, if not please have a look here: The Balancing Robot.

We have now been working on this project in over a year, fine tuning the balance and stability of the robot and adding even other features and control options.

And NOW we are ready to announce this Balancing robot to be sold as a kit, named Balanduino.

The Balanduino

The Balanduino


The Balanduino kit consists of an Arduino compatible main board with the necessary sensors to keep the robot balanced automatically.

Furthermore the main board contains a USB Host controller, the MAX3421E, which library for the Arduino we have been expanding a lot recently, adding support for many of the most popular game controllers.
This USB Host controller together with a USB Bluetooth dongle enabled you to remotely control the Balanduino with your Android phone, PS3, Wii or Xbox controller and even your Windows, Linux or Mac PC.

We have decided to start a Kickstarter to help us fund the manufactury of the initial production run of the Balanduino kit, to get it to the market as quick as possible.

Click here to see the Balanduino Kickstarter

Balanduino Kickstarter

Balanduino Kickstarter


On the Kickstarter page you can read some much more detailed information about the Balanduino robot, the hardware and software parts.

We have decided to offer the Balanduino kit in some different variants to suit your taste and budget. So whether you would like to get a complete kit with everything you need to get started building your own copy of the Balanduino robot, or if you would like to build the mechanical structure yourself, you can get the exact version from the Kickstarter.

Our Kickstarter price for a complete kit with the controller board, Bluetooth dongle, two geared motors with encoders, wheels, hubs, a 4000mAh 3S LiPo battery and charger and the mechanical structure is only $299.

Below you will find a video demonstration of the Balanduino and all of it’s features, including a technical overview and a demonstration of the different controller options.

We hope you will fund our project to get it going and especially get yourself a small balancing robot to play with, expand and explore a completely new world of Hobby Robotics.

High resolution image can be found here: Balanduino.png

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  1. Derek Moore
    July 21st, 2016 at 13:05 | #1

    Hi.

    Is the Balanduino kit still available to be purchased from yourselves, If so can you provide cost for different variations to the United Kingdom.

    thanks

    Derek

  2. July 24th, 2016 at 09:23 | #2

    @Derek Moore
    There is only very few DIY kits and Mainbords left and we are run out of the Full kit.
    Please visit the Buy Now page to get the shipping costs, being approximately $45 USD for courtier-based registered/tracked shipping with eg. DHL

  3. November 15th, 2016 at 18:19 | #3

    hi thanks to reply
    my name hamed mosavi from iran 25 years old electronic major
    like to build balacing robot but donot have idea about that
    i little know to program atmega16 avr microcontroller with

    code vision and bascom compiler but donot know to build

    balacing robo and use kilman filter and pid for that please

    can help me to sent sample document or exampl or recommend

    who can help me please thanks

  4. December 5th, 2016 at 03:33 | #4

    @hamed mosavi
    All the source code is available on Github: https://github.com/TKJElectronics. Please have a look there.

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