Frindo is an open source mobile robotics platform specifically designed for a wide variety of control electronics including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other micro-controller boards. The latest model now has mounting locations for the Raspberry Pi B+ and Beaglebone Black.
Please Note: The photo above shows kit option 3: frindo Arduino + Triple Sensor bundle
Frindo has been designed so that you can start off with a simple, low-cost robot which can grow with you as your skill and confidence grows; making it an ideal platform for Education and Research projects.
Frindo is fully supported by an online community. Build instructions, example code and support forums are availble at: frindo.org
The basic mechanics are already taken care of; there are mounting locations for both Raspberry Pi and Arduino as well the motors, batteries, sensors and so on. If necessary the chassis can be easily drilled to add different controllers and new accessories. Freeing you up to focus on the bits that interest you most.
frindo with a number of options inluding:
1. Chassis only kit
- includes: chassis plates, motors, wheels, wheel brackets, Arduino & Pi mounting kit & all hardware
2. frindo Arduino kit
- includes chassis kit as above plus: Arduino, RobotShield, battery clip, power cable & USB cable
3. frindo Arduino + Triple Sensor bundle (as shown in the photo)
- includes Arduino kit plus: 3x each: GP2Y0A21 sensors, bracket, cable & fixings
The frindo chassis is available in a choice of Black or Clear acrylic - configure your Arduino using the option check boxes above!
Here's another frindo based robot, this time with a web cam and a Raspberry Pi to create a "web-bot". Please note that the web-cam and Raspberry Pi are NOT included in the kit. To see this robot and others like it visit frindo.org