Monday, July 29, 2019

Assemble Pre-Production Elegoo Balancing Arduino Robot KIT Step 2: Assemble the Sensor and Motor Driver Breakout Board

After months of hard work on the new Visuino design, I finally have found time to post the second assembly video of the cool Pre-Production Balancing Arduino Robot KIT that the great people from Elegoo sent me last year.

I already posted :
Unboxing Video
Step 1: Install The Motors and Wheels

And here is the second assembly video: Assemble the Breakout Board - Install the Arduino, the MPU6050 Accelerometer Gyroscope, the Motor Driver, and the Bluetooth LE HC-08 module

I have already added support for the Robot in Visuino, and you can program it any way you want:

I am working to post the rest of the assembly videos and will try to make some Visuino video tutorials on self balancing robots, so stay tuned.


#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Just received 2 really cool ESP-32 based cores and sensors for them from my good friends at M5Stack for the Visuino development!

Today I received another great surprise!

My good friends at M5Stack sent me one ESP32 Basic Core IoT Development Kit, one M5StickC ESP32-PICO Mini IoT Development Kit, one ENV Unit with Temperature Humidity Pressure Sensor (DHT12+BMP280), one 3-Axis Digital Accelerometer Unit (ADXL345), one ADC I2C Unit (ADS1100), and one Color Sensor RGB Unit (TCS3472).

All these great modules were donated for the Visuino development :-)

Here are some pictures from the unboxing:

All the modules in the box

And the sensors:

As you can see from the pictures the modules are of very fine quality, and I can assure you that they look really great!

I am in the final stages of preparing Visuino for a release after months of work on the new design. There will be a lot of exciting announcements, and surprises in the coming few days, so stay tuned!

As soon as the release is out, I will start work on the newly arrived modules, adding support for them in Visuino, and plan to post videos of the controllers, and some tutorials on how to program them with Visuino.


#Visuino #Arduino #ESP32 #M5Stack