Insectbot is an Arduino-based 2-servo walker robot with one infrared sensor to detect obstacles. This easy-to-assemble kit is designed to enable creative engineering and robotics learning for age 6 and above. It is the best way to start building robots based on Arduino.

Assembling the Insectbot

The brain of Insectbot is "world’s smallest Leonardo", a.k.a. Beetle. It is ideal for DIY projects, wearable projects and etc. Its body is made up of two 9-gram servos powered by a rechargable 3.7V LiPo battery. Its eyes are an infrared sensor to detect obstacles. It requires no special tools except a soldering iron, scissors, screwdriver, pliers. You can decorate your Insectbot Mini to give him a unique, cute or funny Christmas outfit. We also provide a step-by-step instruction to help you assemble it.

beetle - the worlds smallest leonardo

Programming the Insectbot

We provide 3 programming languages for you such as Ardublock, Mind+ and Arduino IDE. For beginners, you can program it simply by dragging and dropping pre-designed blocks visa visual programming softwares Ardublock and Mind+. For advanced DIYers, you also modify Arduino IDE for your liking.

Programming Insectbot with Ardublock

Programming Insectbot with Ardublock

 

Programming Insectbot with Arduino IDE

Programming Insectbot with Arduino IDE

Parts list

  • 1x    Beetle (Arduino compatible)
  • 1x    Beetle Shield
  • 2x    9g Micro Servo
  • 1x    Sharp IR Sensor
  • 1x    LiPo Battery 3.7V/ 180mAh + Charger
  • 2x    Steel Wire 200mm x 1 mm
  • 1x    ABS Sheet (50 x 50mm)
  • 1x    Double Sided Foam Tape (L/W/H: 40 x 30 x 3mm)
  • 5x    Cable Tie 1.8 x 100mm
  • 1x    Cable Tie 4 x 200mm

Insectbot Kit

  • Brand: DFRobot
  • Product Code: DFR-KIT0051
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  • £32.54

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  • Price in reward points: 300

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