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Pin locations of the 4 new Pins on the Arduino Uno Rev3

Picture of Arduino Uno R3 Drawing showing location of 4 new pins

Arduino Uno R3 Drawing showing location of 4 new pins

This picture shows the dimensions of the pin locations of the 4 new pins on the Arduino Uno R3. The Arduino Uno R3 is the board being sold by RadioShack

Follow this link to see more pictures about the four extra pins on the Arduino Uno Rev3 ZappBots Forum Post

Arduino Uno Rev 3 and (Arduino) Ethernet Shield Rev 3, have four new pins

The Arduino Uno Rev 3 and (Arduino) Ethernet Shield Rev 3, have four new pins.

Arduino Uno R3 Front with 4 new pins circled

Arduino Uno R3 Front with 4 new pins circled

Here are the main differences between the R3 and previous versions:

  • The USB controller chip has been upgraded from an ATmega8u (8k of flash memory) to an ATmega16u (16k of flash memory.) This new chip should make it easier to emulate input devices like joysticks, mice, MIDI interfaces, and keyboards (this has not yet been tested and there is no code yet.)
  • Analog pins 4 and 5 have been broken out next to the AREF pin to allow for I2C communication. This makes it easier for future shields to be compatible with both UNO’s and MEGA’s. Also, the power pin has been duplicated next to the RESET pin to let shields know what voltage they are running (in the case of the UNO it’s 5 volts.)
  • The reset button has moved next to the USB input for easier accessibility while a shield is in place.

 

Follow this link to see more pictures about the four extra pins on the Arduino Uno Rev3 ZappBots Forum Post

 

ZappBot Tracked Humanoid Torso Robot is featured at http://www.limoncellodigital.com/ on 12/06/2011

On December 6, 2011 my ZappBot Tracked Humanoid Torso Robot is featured at http://www.limoncellodigital.com/

ServoCity is having a sale on Hitec Servos until Dec 7, 2011

ServoCity is having a sale on Hitec Servos until Dec 7, 2011

Save up to 28% when you by 4 or more Hitec Servos

ServoCity December 2011 Hitec Servo Sale Picture

ServoCity December 2011 Hitec Servo Sale

ZappBot 3 – Tracked Humanoid Torso Robot

ZappBot 3 – Tracked Humanoid Torso Robot

It’s November 29, 2011 and I have been collecting parts for this Robot for about a year and started the build about November 1, 2011.

The robot is 11″ Wide, 12″ Deep and 21″ Tall.

It is controlled by a Propeller Chip P8X32A-D40 and a Digi XBee 1 mW Radio Module.

I can type commands on my PC keyboard to remote control the robot via a radio link.

The robot is programmed in Spin code.

At the present time I can send the following commands to the robot:

  • Move the Entire Robot
    • Forward, Backward, Rotate Clockwise, Rotate Counter-clockwise, Stop
  • Rotate the Torso
    • Left, Right, Center
  • Control the Head Movement
    • Pan Left, Pan Right, Pan Center
    • Tilt Up, Tilt Down, Tilt Level
  • Control the Left Arm
    • Left Shoulder Axis 1
      • Swing Up, Swing Down, Swing Forward
    • Left Shoulder Axis 2
      • Swing Up, Swing Down, Swing Out
  • Control the Right Arm
    • Right Shoulder Axis 1
      • Swing Up, Swing Down, Swing Forward
    • Right Shoulder Axis 2
      • Swing Up, Swing Down, Swing Out
  • LCD Back light
    • Turn On, Turn Off

Pictures, Description, Part List and Block Diagram are shown in the slides below:

ZappBot 3 Front View

ZappBot 3 Front View

ZappBot 3 Rear View

ZappBot 3 Rear View

ZappBot 3 - Electronics shown with cover

ZappBot 3 Electronics shown with cover

ZappBot 3 - Electronics with cover removed

ZappBot 3 - Electronics with cover removed

ZappBot 3 - Block Diagram

ZappBot 3 - Block Diagram

Zapp-Bot Tank-Tread Robot featured at www.limoncellodigital.com

On October 1, 2011 my Zapp-Bot Tank-Tread Robot is featured at http://www.limoncellodigital.com/

News Flash ! Parallax, Inc. is having a Weekend Sensors Sale! with 20% off selected sensors. (Sale Ends 10/3/2011 @ 10am PDT.)

Parallax Inc. is having a Weekend Sensors Sale! with 20% off selected sensors.
Compatible with most micro-controllers and robots.
The Sale Ends 10/3/2011 @ 10am PDT.
http://www.parallax.com/FeaturedProducts/tabid/757/Default.aspx

Welcome to ZappBots

Welcome to ZappBots

This site was started on 9/29/2011.

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