November 06, 2012

The MindKits "BrainBot" - powered by the Freetronics LeoStick

One of our distributors in New Zealand has created a small, inexpensive robot platform to be used with students in their technology curriculum (and no doubt for fun as well). Called the "BrainBot" it consists of a Freetronics LeoStick as the brain, which is mounted on a MindKits "brainboard" which controls the two motors and allows for various forms of sensor and other expansion possibilities. It's a fun project and should find uses in various lessons and homes as well. 

For more information about the BrainBot and how to order one click here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

So what is a LeoStick? It's the Arduino Leonardo-compatible board that's cheaper and smaller than the original:

 Apart from being one of the smallest Arduino-compatibles on the market with USB, it also has an onboard RGB LED and piezo which can be used a knock sensor and various tune and sound effects. Plus you can add extra circuitry with the matching protostick! For more information and to order, click here.

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