The InstaBots V4 Kit is specifically designed to introduce kids and other beginners to programming, electronics, and robotics. The hands-on experience of assembling the electronic components is an excellent teacher.
At the heart of the kit is the Arduino Mega board. Small but powerful, this open source controller is versatile, programmable, and compatible with a variety of modular shields.
The included toolbox and instructions document the step-by-step assembly process. More details can be found on the product’s wiki page.
The latest version supports Bluetooth control via the iOS and Android apps, allowing learners to monitor and customize configuration parameters from their smartphones or tablets.
This 2.54" × 1.45" × 1.45" gearmotor is a powerful 12V brushed DC motor with a 29:1 metal gearbox and an integrated quadrature encoder that provides a resolution of 64 counts per revolution of the motor shaft, which corresponds to 1856 counts per revolution of the gearbox's output shaft. These units have a 0.61"-long, 6 mm-diameter D-shaped output shaft.
Available in six different gear ratios and features an integrated quadrature encoder with 64 counts per revolution (CPR) of the motor shaft.