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Inverted pendulum type robot teaching material "Beauto Balancer 2"
"Beauto Balancer 2", is the inverted pendulum robot teaching materials with two drive wheels.
Using the software that can parameter adjustment and sensor values displayed in GUI format, can be easily inverted experiment. In addition, sample source library for development also gratis, C language programming is also available.
Features of 02 this product
Excellent mobility and stability by two-axis motor bidirectional current detection circuit equippedThe robot is equipped with a motor of left and right two axes, you can move the turning behaviour before and after. Each motor is equipped with a bidirectional current detection circuit, can be inverted controlled by torque command of the DC motor, it is possible to perform a stable control regardless of the remaining amount of the battery.
Lightweight and easy to assemble the vehicle body by the resin frameAnd manufacturing the frame parts of the body with polycarbonate resin durable. The covers the entire functional parts including the control board, to ease the shock of a fall. The assembly of the body using only the Phillips screwdriver (# 2), you can assemble without the complicated work such as soldering.
Publish easily handle software even inexperienced personSoftware for control of the body "balancer 2 Programmer" is a software for carrying out such an inverted adjustment and the body of the behaviour experiments. Parameter adjustment of sensor gain, etc. in the GUI format can be easily performed, you can easily to be inverted the body also the first scholar of the inverted pendulum. In addition, or reads the parameters monitoring display (numeric-graph display) from the body, can log data output in CSV format, it is possible to take advantage of a simple experiment. Log data recorded during the operation in the body alone also can CSV output from this software, it has become easier to use in the experiment of PC-less wireless.
And prepare a C-language development environment corresponding to each PC side and the body sideAfter the inverted pendulum of training in the GUI software, you can step up to the C language programming. The C language programming, you can choose and how to rewrite the firmware in the robot body, the two types of methods for communication control the body from a PC using a dedicated USB communication library.
The programming of the robot body side, NXP Semiconductors is using a C language integrated development environment "LPCXpresso" which was published free of charge, for the ARM microcontroller (NXP Semiconductors' made ARM Cortex-M3 LPC1343), which is the main CPU of the control board I will do the programming. Sample source for the inverted also public, is possible to control the acquisition and motor sensor values by using a dedicated library, you can implement an inverted control with less code.
The programming on the PC side, it is done by using a dedicated communication library "balancer 2 SDK". Balancer 2 SDK is available in the Microsoft Visual C ++, etc., is a library for reading and writing the memory map of the body via the USB.