SparkFun Experiential Robotics Platform (XRP) Controller (Includes Pico W)

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The Experiential Robotics Platform (XRP) is a hands-on, comprehensive robotics platform and includes everything needed to build and program a robot to perform beginning through advanced tasks - building the foundation for innovative thinking, science, engineering, and problem-solving. The platform provides:

  • Progression from fundamental robotics to driving, line following, using sensors, using a robotic arm, and culminates in building an autonomous delivery robot
  • Coding environment includes Blockly tools/libraries, Python, and the FIRST ® Robotics coding development tool, WPILib
  • Easy-to-assemble hardware kit that can be assembled completely tool-free (no soldering, no screws)
  • Online activities and modules that build on one another
  • Content designed for middle and high school students and beginners
  • Jumping off point for customizing the robot in countless ways

At the heart of the Experiential Robotics Platform (XRP) lies the powerful yet easy-to-use XRP Controller Board. This board is the brains of the XRP, packed with features that empower you to bring your robotic creations to life.

Connect your robot to the world wirelessly with the built-in Raspberry Pi Pico W, enabling seamless WiFi and Bluetooth® connectivity for remote control and data exchange. Navigate complex manoeuvres with precision thanks to the onboard 6-axis motion sensor, which tracks your robot's every move and orientation. Control up to four motors independently with the integrated dual-channel drivers, perfect for powering wheels, tracks, or even robotic arms. You can even attach up to two servo motors to add a gripper or manipulator for precise and controlled movements.

There are endless customization possibilities with the Qwiic connector. This simple interface makes adding sensors and accessories a breeze, allowing you to tailor your robot's capabilities to your needs.

The XRP Controller Board caters to all skill levels. Choose from beginner-friendly Blockly or dive deeper with Python. Even FIRST® Robotics enthusiasts can utilize familiar tools to program their creations. With multiple programming options available, the possibilities are truly endless.

So, whether you're a seasoned robotics expert or just starting your journey, the XRP Controller Board empowers you to build, program, and control robots that can explore, interact, and even learn. Its powerful features, ease of use, and expandability make it the perfect platform to learn, teach, and unleash creativity.

Get Started with the Sparkfun XRP Controller Guide

Features

Raspberry Pi Pico W:

  • RP2040 microcontroller chip designed by Raspberry Pi in the United Kingdom
  • Dual-core ARM Cortex M0+ processor, flexible clock running up to 133 MHz
  • 264kB of SRAM, and 2MB of onboard Flash memory
  • Infineon CYW43439 Based Wireless Module
  • USB 1.1 Host and Device support
  • Low-power sleep and dormant modes
  • Accurate clock and timer on-chip
  • Temperature sensor
  • Accelerated floating point libraries on-chip

XRP Controller:

  • LSM6DSO 6DoF IMU
  • DRV8835 H-Bridge Motor Driver
  • 4x DC Motor Connectors
  • 2x Servo Motor Connectors
  • 1x Vertical Qwiic Connector
  • 1x Line Follower Connector
  • 1x Range Sensor Connector
  • 1x Extra Connector
    • PWR & GND Pins
    • GPIO28 & GPIO22 Pins for Pico W
  • Power
    • Barrel Jack
    • Micro B USB (On Pico W)
    • Power Switch

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