RiQ’s Amazing Features
PCS BRAIN SPECIFICATIONS
The PCS Brain is a remarkable achievement in Arduino compatible system design as it has integrated some of the most useful features for users into a single, easy-to-use package with versatile ABS transparent housing. To build an Arduino system from scratch complete with wireless communications, motor and servo shields, PCB mounted sensors, easy-to-use connections, cables, power supply, etc. the cost would quickly turn into a $400+ shopping list. The RiQ package includes all of these elements and more! Plus, a user friendly system case with physical hooks allow you to bolt this bad boy onto just about anything you want to roboticize.
Coupled with the incredible power of the PCS Cortex programming environment, the RiQ robotic kit is one of the best values on the market! Here are some more awesome RiQ specifications:
Microcontroller ATmega328P TQFP32
Operating Voltage 5V
Input Voltage (recommended) 7-16V
Input Voltage (limits) 16V
Digital I/O Pins 14 (of which 6 provide PWM output)
Analog Input Pins 8
Flash Memory 32 KB (ATmega328) of which 0.5 KB used by bootloader
SRAM 2 KB (ATmega328P)
EEPROM 1 KB (ATmega328P)
Clock Speed 16 MHz
Unleash RiQ with wireless communication from your Android/IOS tablet, computer or laptop with Bluetooth capability! RiQ can be programmed via USB also, but wireless is far more fun! Make sure to order the right dongle – Bluetooth classic or BLE.
RiQ’s eyes help him find his way using ultrasonic sound waves! Use high frequency waves to navigate and identify objects with the power of science!
RiQ uses infrared sensors to detect differences in reflected light of off surfaces – it’s the perfect solution for line following or sumo wrestling robot matches when RiQ needs to stay in the ring!
This sensor enables RiQ to react to the amount of ambient light he senses – for example, program your robot so that when the lights go on he runs for his life!
Use touch sensors (pressure sensitive switch) with RiQ to make sure he knows when he runs into a wall, a chair leg, or your pets.
Now that’s flashy. Bright pink and blue LEDs give RiQ the ability to light up the room with excitement and design creativity.
DC Motor Capabilities
The built-in motor driver shield for the PCS Brain will control four DC motors. Based on dual L298 H-bridge, the PCS motor driver shield can drive up to 16V, and 2 amps per channel. The board takes its power from the same VIN line as the Brain board, and includes red and green surface mounted LEDs to indicate active direction and control. All driver lines are diode protected from back EMF.
The servo driver is a based on the microcontroller ATmega328P TQFP32 with a dedicated 6V DC power supply output with filtering capacitors. It can drive four standard or continuous R/C servo motors and has bright pink LED status indicators.
Your RiQ’s PCS Brain™ (microcontroller) and PCS Cortex™ (software) are compatible with the following building systems:
LEGO® fischertechnik® K’NeX® Vex® Erector® MINDS-i®
Easily communicate with your robot using the included PCS Cortex(TM) software. The All-New Cortex™ 5.0 is compatible with Windows and Apple computers and, best of all, offers tablet based robotics programming for Android and iPad!! The Cortex robotics programming language is gamified, visual, and intuitive. You’ll have so much fun with RiQ you won’t realize you’re learning to program robots!
LEDs for Fun and Status
Art via Science!
Robert, age 40 “I bolted The Brain to one of my drones and it was awesome!”
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Included in the RiQ kit?
- Scaredy Bot – He’s afraid of the light – watch him run!
- Art – He draws like Picasso if you can program it!
- Red Rover – Using the awseome force of InfraRed light, Red Rover follows lines anywhere you command!
- Bounce Bot – Sure, he’s touchy when you push his buttons! Aren’t we all?!
- Bat Bot – Harnessing the power of ultrasonic sound waves RiQ uses echolocation to avoid obstacles!
- Illumi Bot – Sporting incredibly bright LEDs RiQ becomes one flashy bot whenever you command it!
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