DN Staff

December 22, 2010

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Robotic Development Kits

Digilent's line of Robotic Development Kits (RDK) are a starting point for those newto robotics, and can also be used for advanced designs and applications. TheRDK line includes a basic kit, a line-sensor kit and a remote control kit.

Functions and operations
The kits are each geared towards a different specialty, and eachhas downloadable assembly instructions and a demo project that make it easy toget a robot up and running quickly. The Basic Robotic Kit provides thecomponents needed to build a simple autonomous robot. The Line Sensor kit can autonomouslyfollow a line, and the Remote Control Kit provides the components need to builda wired remote control robot using an Ethernet cable.

Tools in the kit
Each kit pairs Digilent's Cerebot 32MX4 microcontroller development board with a rugged steelplatform and all the motors, wheels, sensors and development software needed tobuild a complete robot. Also, Digilent has a diverse line of peripheral modules(Pmods) to implement basic experiments to more advanced systems designs.

Microcontroller Development Board
TheCerebot 32MX4 features one of the Microchip PIC32 microcontrollers. The PIC32 providesa 32-bit MIPS processor core operating at 80 MHz, 512 kbyte of program FLASHand 32 kbytes of RAM memory and numerous peripheral devices, including a USBcontroller and timer/counters. The board has numerous I/O connectors and powersupply options, including USB power. It also has a built-in programming anddebug circuit compatible with the included Microchip MPLAB developmentsoftware.
Robotic Development Kits

Robotic Development Kits

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