Baby Orangutan B-328 Robot Controller is a complete control solution for small robots, all packed into a tiny 1.2" x 0.7" 24-pin DIP package. Its compact design eliminates bulkier components such as the LCD and switches while retaining the most essential features of the Orangutan robot controller line: a programmable ATmega328P AVR microcontroller and a dual H-bridge for direct control of two DC motors. This integrated motor driver sets the Baby Orangutan B-328 Robot Controller apart from similarly-sized microcontroller boards from other manufacturers. Two on-board indicator LEDs, a trimmer potentiometer, a 20 MHz resonator, and reverse battery protection round out the basic hardware features of Baby Orangutan B-328 Robot Controller.
The removal of the larger Orangutan components also allows for a significantly improved manufacturing process that allows Pololu to offer the Baby Orangutan B-328 Robot Controller at a very affordable price. Because the Orangutans are based on Atmel’s powerful AVR microcontrollers, the Orangutans deliver significantly higher performance than other similar controller boards. The availability of free development software, such as the Atmel Studio IDE and the WinAVR GCC C/C++ compiler, and low-cost programmers, such as the Pololu USB AVR programmer, make the Baby Orangutan B-328 Robot Controller a truly outstanding value.
For those not necessarily interested in robotics, Baby Orangutan B-328 Robot Controller is also a great introduction to the AVR microcontrollers because of its size and price. All you need to get started is a low-cost programmer and a power source.
Pololu Baby Orangutan B User’s Guide: https://www.pololu.com/docs/0J14
Pololu AVR Programming Quick Start Guide: https://www.pololu.com/docs/0J51
Pololu AVR C/C++ Library User’s Guide: https://www.pololu.com/docs/0J20
Pololu AVR Library Command Reference: https://www.pololu.com/docs/0J18
Programming Orangutans and the 3pi Robot from AVR Studio 4: https://www.pololu.com/docs/0J52
Programming Orangutans and the 3pi Robot from the Arduino Environment: https://www.pololu.com/docs/0J17
Application Note: Using the Motor Driver on the 3pi Robot and Orangutan Robot Controllers: https://www.pololu.com/docs/0J15
Application Note: MLX90614ESF SMBus Communication with Orangutan Robot Controllers: https://www.pololu.com/docs/0J33
Pololu Web Site: www.pololu.com/product/1220