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4-Wheeled Buggy Platform for mikromedia or Clicker 2, mikroBUS US$199.00

MIKROE-1670
4-Wheeled Buggy Platform for mikromedia or Clicker 2, mikroBUS


The mikroBuggy is a kit that lets you build a four-wheeled robot with your choice of microcontroller and peripherals. It includes a main board with a socket that supports a mikromedia board or a Clicker 2 board to act as its brain, as well as three mikroBUS sockets so you can choose any three out of over 100 peripheral boards to customize the functions that your Buggy will have. If you use a Clicker 2 board as the brain, that would give you a total of five mikroBUS peripheral sockets. There are thousands of possibilities.

Some assembly is required (including basic soldering). You must also supply additional electronics, as outlined below.

Compatible boards

You can use any of the following as the brain of your Buggy: The mikromedia boards include a touchscreen LCD; the Clicker 2 boards include two more mikroBUS peripheral sockets.

There are more than 100 Click Boards that can be attached to the three or five mikroBUS sockets on your Buggy.

The picture below shows a Buggy with a Clicker 2 board on the left and a Buggy with a mikromedia board on the right. Each Buggy shown also has one mikroBUS Click board installed: the BLE P Click which, when used with an STM32-based mikromedia or Clicker 2 and a Bluetooth Low Energy compatible smartphone, allows you to control the Buggy via a free open-source Android app.

The Buggy measures 108.5mm wide and 139mm long. It is 84mm tall from ground to top. The wheels are 42mm in diameter. Differential drive pairs of motors are separated by left and right axis. You can steer the Buggy by varying the relative wheel rates of the left and right sides. The chassis has multiple slots so you can choose where to install the horizontal bar. That bar has holes for holding antennas.

At the back of the main board you'll find a two-pole screw terminal for analog outputs which are shared with mikroBUS sockets 2 and 3. You'll also find a three-pole screw terminal for 3.3V and 5V power output, an on/off switch, and a mini-USB connector that is used to charge the LiPo battery. The Buggy has LED front and rear turn signals, brake lights and head lights.

The Buggy comes with an illustrated assembly guide.

Buggy Resources


This product was added to our catalog on Friday 02 January, 2015.

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