A Delightfully Simple Way to Build and Connect Robots and Things
Winner of IESL NSW Engineering Excellence Awards 2014 – Highly Commended Award in Engineering Innovation
Projects could be completed without writing a single line of code thanks to the Ro-buddy software framework. But for those technically inclined, there are interfaces in Python and Scratch for extending Ro-buddy capabilities.
Ro-buddy is great for building robots. Think of it as Arduino on steroids with a killer App to go. But not just robots, you can realise many other hardware projects with matching Android control interfaces, fast .
Create App based Controllers
With the Ro-buddy Android App, you can easily create control interfaces for your hardware. Simply drag-n-drop. Let your imagination run wild.
Internet of Things
The combination of self contained hardware and the Android App makes Ro-buddy the perfect choice for your next Internet of Things project.
Connect to Android Devices
Connect your Android based phone or tablet to Ro-buddy through the built-in USB port and instantly you can control your hardware through your phone. Thinking of home automation or Android powered robot?
Connect to Raspberry Pi
Ro-buddy Hardware and App can easily talk to your Raspberry Pi. The combination provides endless possibilities.
Connect to Sensors and more
Ro-buddy is compatible with many common sensors and actuators right out of the box so you can start building sooner.
Android App + Hardware
Ro-buddy is a tightly integrated hardware+software ecosystem for users of all ages
for the experienced pro and the newcomer alike
Hardware Tech Specs
*Micro-controller board is in development and specifications are subject to change. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
The board measures only 8.5cm x 5.5cm – similar in size to the Raspberry Pi.
Atmel ATxmega 128 A1 low power high performance chip is the heart of Ro-buddy control board.
Built-in Motor Drivers
Four powerful motor drivers built-in.
Built-in Battery Charger/Monitor.
Multiple Hardware Interfaces
10+ GPIO pins (configurable I/O, PWM), 10+ (A/D) Analogue to Digital pins, I2C port and USB
Audio Power Amplifier
The Ro-buddy board comes with a built-in Audio Power Amplifier for those projects that rely on powered Audio for driving loudspeakers. Great for Raspberry Pi audio projects.
Connect Raspberry Pi
Using I2C and built-in 5v regulated power supply you can easily connect a Raspberry Pi to Ro-buddy. Great for self contained Raspberry Pi projects.
Multiple Power Sources
Use batteries or external DC supply as needed or use batteries as a back-up. Great for home automation/security projects.
Android App Features
The App is currently in development (alpha). More features will be added as the app matures.
Control Hardware using Custom Control Interfaces
With Ro-buddy App you could easily create Custom Control Interfaces to control Hardware. Imagine building a home automation system complete with an Android based controller.
Drag and Drop
Creating control interfaces is a simple matter of dragging the required widgets on to the design canvas and setting a few parameters.
Control Raspberry Pi
Easily control GPIO ports of the Raspberry Pi. Use the same drag & drop to create control interfaces in Raspberry Pi projects. You don’t need to have Ro-buddy hardware for this.
Built in video streaming right inside the App. Great for building Spy-cams and Spy-bots using a Raspberry Pi.