Price: $149.95


    The Arbotix-Pro is a robotics sub-controller based around the STM32F103 Cortex M3 ARM microprocessor. It functions as a ‘brain stem’ to a main CPU, allowing users to interface to servos, sensors, lower level communication buses such as TTL serial or I2C, and power all through one convenient USB connection and communication protocol.

    The Arbotix-Pro is built around using Dynamixel Robot actuators and has support for both TTL or RS-485 communication, to control AX, MX, and Dynamixel-PRO actuators from ROBOTIS. Power to the Dynamixels can be controlled independently via a dedicated power mosfet, allowing for power saving while in standby modes or power-cycling of servos in case of shutdown or error.

    The Arbotix-Pro ships with a firmware which enables the sub-controller to be identified and respond as a Dynamixel device.This allows for a unified communication packet for both actuators and sub-controller & attached sensors, complete with register table for querying analog sensor data, pass through communication to the Dynamixel bus, actuator power control, voltage monitoring, and an integrated Accelerometer and Gyroscope provide inertial data. In addition, the sub-controller has 16 ADC/GPIOs available, 3 user buttons, 3 user LEDs, Buzzer output, 3 serial ports, 3.3v & 5v power regulators capable of providing 1.5amp each, and a 60amp mosfet for power switching on the Dynamixel bus. Interface to the main CPU of a robot is provided via USB, Xbee, or UART, all of which are on dedicated serial ports and can be used simultaneously for other comms.

    Hardware Overview

    • STM32F103 Cortex M3 32bit ARM
    • CM-730 compatible firmware
    • TTL or RS-485 Dynamixel Bus
    • 16 AIN/GPIO
    • 3 User Buttons & LEDs
    • 60amp MOSFET power control
    • Accelerometer/Gyroscope
    • Xbee Wireless Communication
    • USB Comm & spare UART
    Overall Customer Rating of 1 Reviews:
    San Antonio, TX

    Fast, Simple, Easy to use

    <p>I received my board a few days ago, and I am very pleased. It is obvious that a lot of time was spent, towards the creation of this board. Every aspect of it, points towards. Being easy to use. Unless you have no understanding about programming, you will be able to do the simple things right away. Soon after, you will see yourself performing the more advanced functions, and creating more advanced functions. I would suggest thus board to everyone who wants to control Dynamixel motors. You can even attach sensors, other hobby servos, lights, speakers, and etc.</p>

    Due to high demand and supply chain/production fluctuation, please be aware we cannot guarantee that Interbotix Labs kits will be shipped immediately. We make every possible effort to keep kits in stock, but at times the production lags behind demand for various reasons. For time sensitive projects, please contact for an estimated lead time on our kits and plan purchases with ample time. Orders are shipped in the order they are received as stock allows.

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