Better than a bunch of photos we have created an Assembly guide video. Some steps, like how to program the Arduino, controlling your robot or Troubleshooting are listed below. The interactive 3D model will help you to get a good idea about how the B-robot EVO looks.

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Have questions/ comments? Refer to the B-robot EVO community!

HOW TO:

UPLOAD the ARDUINO CODE to the ARDUINO LEONARDO

(skip this step if you got the Plug & Play B-robot EVO kit version. The Arduino is already programmed)

a) Install the Arduino IDE on your PC from (skip this step if you have the Arduino IDE already installed)
This B-robot code has been tested and developed on IDE version 1.6.5 and later versions. If you have a problem compiling the code, let us know
Copy the files inside the BROBOT_EVO2 folder in your hard drive
c) Compile and send the code to the Arduino Leonardo
  1. Open your Arduino IDE
  2. Open the main code in /BROBOT_EVO2/BROBOT_EVO2-XX.ino
  3. Connect your Leonardo board with the USB to the PC
  4. Note: If this is the first time you connect a Leonardo board to your PC maybe you might need to install the driver.
  5. Select the board Leonardo (tools->board)
  6. Select the serial port that appears on the tools->Serial port
Send the code to the board (UPLOAD button: Arrow pointing to the RIGHT)
upload
d) Done!

CONTROL YOUR B-ROBOT EVO 2:

Android users:

We have developed a FREE APP to control the Brobot (and future JJrobots) for your Android based Smartphone/Tablet:

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Download it for FREE

It works sending UDP packets to the B-robot. We have created a simple layout with Throttle and Steering slicers and two buttons.

Steps to follow:

  1. Download and install the JJRobots control APP
  2. After turning the Brobot EVO ON, connect your smartphone/tablet to the B-robot EVO´s wifi network (remember, the WIFI´s password is 87654321)
  3. Launch the JJrobots control APP and play with your B-robot EVO!
APP -LAYOUT

Above: Screen capture of the JJrobots B-robot control APP (available for free in GOOGLE PLAY)

iOS users. App Store App or TouchOSC :

iOS  B-robot control APP (thanks to Xuyen for this great contribution!)ios tiny2

It is quite straightforward to use. Just connect your iPhone/iPad to the B-robot EVO´s wifi (use the password “87654321“) and launch the App.

(thanks to Xuyen for this great contribution!)

USEFUL LINKS:

Arduino CODE (latest version V.1.7) and the GITHUB REPOSITORY

3D PARTS (STL) Files 

B-robot Challenges (robotics, Academy)

B-robot EVO 2: 3D MODEL

TROUBLESHOOTING:

My B-robot is not responding to the command sent from my smartphone/tablet

Check you are connected to the JJROBOTS_XX netwrok using the correct password (by default: 87654321) and your device has not blocked the data traffic to the B-robot (stay always connected to the robot)

The IMU gets loose/ the i2C cable is too short

The gyroscope (IMU) is one of the most important element in this robot. It provides the current angle of the robot updating its value hundred times per second. The protocol used to send the data is quite sensitive to any electromagnetic interference so a very short cable is needed to connect the IMU and the Brain Shield. At the same time, vibrations create false angle measurements so we have to isolate the Brobot´s main frame vibrations from the IMU: that is the reason to use a double sided sticky pad to fix the IMU to the Brain Shield.

Place the IMU as indicated above: Close to the Brain Shield´s i2C connector. Bend the cable if needed. If you place the IMU as above, there should not be any lateral force pushing the IMU out of place

My B-robot lacks of power or fall without reason

Adjust the current delivered by the stepper motors drivers. Use a screwdriver and gently rotate the screws indicated on the photo below. Rotating 10º-30º is more than enough.

Clockwise rotation: increase the power delivered to the motors

 

A4988 STEPPER MOTOR DRIVERS output current potentiometer

My B-robot can not stand up by itself.

If everything is ok, the B-robot only needs a little bit of help from the servo to stand up by itself. Take a look to the video below. If your robot does not behave like in the video, adjust the stepper motor drivers output power (instructions above). Keep in mind that the bumpers have two functions here: protect the electronics+robot and help it to stand up easily.