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Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot Kit (No Motors or Wheels)

Product Code: 3575
Excl. VAT: £56.99 Incl. VAT: £68.39
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Build your very own programmable balancing robot with the Balboa 32U4 robot kit! This is a kit; assembly (including soldering) is required.

The Balboa control board features an Arduino-compatible ATmega32U4 MCU, motor drivers, quadrature encoders, and a full IMU. This board also has the ability to interface with a Raspberry Pi, making the foundation for a complete Raspberry Pi-controlled balancing robot.  Motors and wheels are not included: choose your wheels and motors to personalize your robot.

The Balboa 32U4 is a small, user-programmable balancing robot based on the Arduino-compatible ATmega32U4 AVR microcontroller from Microchip (formerly Atmel) and featuring two H-bridge motor drivers, quadrature encoders for closed-loop motor control, a full inertial measurement unit (3-axis accelerometer, gyro, and magnetometer) for estimating orientation and balancing, and an optional interface for connecting a Raspberry Pi to make a Raspberry Pi-controlled balancing robot.

The control board includes a powerful 5 V switching step-down regulator that can supply up to 2 A continuously, along with a versatile power-switching and distribution circuit. Three on-board pushbuttons offer a convenient interface for user input, while indicator LEDs, a buzzer, and a connector for an optional LCD (not included) allow the robot to provide feedback.

Balboa runs on six AA batteries (not included), and a USB A to Micro-B cable (not included) is required for programming.

Size:   118 × 112 × 80 mm1
Weight:   200 g2


1  Of assembled robot with 80×10 mm wheels (not including bumper cage, which can be installed in a variety of orientations).

2 Of assembled robot as shown in the main product picture, with motors, 80×10 mm wheels, and bumper cage. This weight does not include batteries.


Pololu Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot User’s Guide (Printable PDF)

Schematic diagram of the Balboa 32U4 control board (587k pdf)
Pinout and power distribution diagrams of the Balboa 32U4 control board (2MB pdf)
Gear ratio chart for the Balboa Chassis (447k pdf)

* See Related products below for suitable motors and wheels

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