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SainSmart InstaBots Upright Rover Kit Arduino Compatible 2-Wheel Self-Balancing Robot Kit

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SainSmart InstaBots Upright Rover Kit Arduino Compatible 2-Wheel Self-Balancing Robot Kit

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Robotics and Arduino are two peas in a pod, but for many of us they seem like difficult concepts to grasp. The truth of the matter is that you can make a robot or Arduino project as sophisticated as you can imagine, but these projects should also be fun and come from a simple start. This is the thinking behind the SainSmart InstaBots product line.


With SainSmart InstaBots Upright Rover Kit we aimed to create something that beginners and experts could both enjoy. SainSmart InstaBots Upright Rover Kit provide all the parts and easy-to-follow instructions, you provide the final result.


The beauty of SainSmart InstaBots Upright Rover Kit is that it is totally customizable; it starts from our design but can become something totally your own. Add sensors, cameras or any other parts and pieces you can think of. Designed by our top product engineers and approved by beginner enthusiasts, SainSmart InstaBots Upright Rover Kit leaves no room for excuses.


Make it simple, make it complex, make it yours.



  • Balances, moves, run with two wheels.
  • Controlled & moved by remote controller.
  • One joystick is used to control the robot, the other one is customized.




Controller Specifications:

  • Size: 165*85*25
  • Weight: 164g
  • Voltage: 9V (Battery is not included.)
  • Frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Distance: 100m

Robot Specifications: 

  • Size: 200mm*65mm*180mm
  • Weight: 526g
  • No-load Speed: 400rpm w
  • Wheel diameter: 65mm
  • Voltage range: 10v ~ 13v (Battery is not included.)


Package List:

  • 3x Potentiometer
  • 2x UNO R3
  • 2x USB Cable
  • 2x Sensor Shield
  • 2x 24L01
  • 2x Joystick
  • 2x Gear Motor
  • 2x Wheel
  • 2x Motor bracket
  • 2x Coupling
  • 1x T-Plug
  • 1x 9V Battery Snap
  • 1x MPU6050
  • 1x L298N
  • 1x Balancing Robot Platform
  • 1x Wireless Remote Controller Platform
  • 1x Box &wires & connectors
  • Batteries are not included

Note:Considering about the shipping issue, this kit doesn't include the battery for the robot. We recommend you to choose 9v batter from local suppliers. And kindly remind you that don't forget the battery charger for your robot.





About InstaBots:


InstaBots are a series of experimental projects launched in Aug, 2014. Aiming to provide some of the most interesting open hardware kits with all the necessary components , we hope Makers of all skill levels can enjoy a sense of accomplishment and fun from the moment they open the box.

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Not at all satisfied. Missing bluetooth modulesReview by Reza
(Posted on 4/8/15)

No instructions at all. They refer to a website but equally as bad. NO documentation at all. Would not recommend it.

No schema, no explanation, only a very bad video and a stupid instructableReview by Bernard
(Posted on 1/26/15)

I am very disappointed by this product. I think it will works the day I have a schema and some explanations, but SainSmart give nothing!!!
The video is of bad definition and we see and understand nothing; you cannot see where the wires are connected; there is a music but no word to explain.
Some parts of the video are false: they used female to female wire in the joystick instead of female to male wires and you don't show the connections. H-bridge wires connections to the Arduino are not shown either
Really it is a shame!!!
I feel myself is stolen
Please send us some schema not as your poor instructable!!!

Nice Parts But No InstructionsReview by John
(Posted on 1/14/15)

Ditto what the first reviewer said. Another unhappy ex-customer.

Too badReview by Goupil
(Posted on 10/15/14)

Very complicated !
No documentation. Youtube video is a joke, almost useless and not complete.
There is no documentation at all and the software not easy to understand.
Still trying to make my robot stand still, he shaking like Elvis right now and no track to follow to understand why and how to correct that.
Quality of what is in the box is very good. It's a shame to spoil that with such a bad support.

Almost, but no cigarReview by Paulo
(Posted on 9/26/14)

This is an awesome concept, simply not fully executed. The value proposition of this product is not the components you get, it's achieving the satisfaction of building something cool, without having to be an electrical engineer or spending 20 hours on it. I would pay more for that, it is worth something to me. Unfortunately what I received was missing two things: the components were not labelled, and there were no good instructions to be found online, and none in the box. The cumbersome instructions on the Sainsmart site pointed to an user's instructable, which pointed back to the Sainsmart site. I used both of them and still did not get it done fast enough to not lose interest. You can say, "who cares, we already got your money", but this means I will not be back to buy upgrades for this one, or other robots. I will not be recommending this to other people either. I am the perfect target for this product, I am interested in this, have money to spend in it, but lack time and technical expertise. I am not satisfied.

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Demonstration Video:




1. The wires are about 70mm long. Wires and capacitor can be connected to any electrode.

2. The T-plug needs to be soldered as shown in the diagram below. See the second diagram for more details. Slide the heat shrink tubing over the top of the wires after soldering and apply heat. The red wire needs to be connected to the VCC which is on the L298N and the black wire needs to be connected to the GND.




Expanded diagram:


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         Positive electrode -> VCC

         Negative electrode -> GND


         5V -> 5V

         GND -> GND

         IN1 -> D3

         IN2 -> D4

         IN3 -> D5

         IN4 -> D6

         ENA -> D9

         ENB -> D10

         MOTOR1 -> OUT1, OUT2

         MOTOR2 -> OUT3, OUT4

         Potentiometer1 -> A0

         Potentiometer2 -> A2



1. Robot:

11.1V Li-Po battery is the best power source for the robot, but other types of batteries can be used. Ensure that the voltage of the battery is between 10V to 13V;

2.Remote control:

Use a 9V battery for the remote controller;

3. Wiring:

As not everyone solders the wires in the same way, if the wheels turn in the wrong direction swap the D3 and the D4 or the D5 and the D6;

After adjusting the robot so that it can stand up, try to control it with the remote controller. If it can go forward and go back normally but cannot turn, please swap D9 and D10.

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