QBO FOR YOU-BO?
Qbo, from TheCorpora, is essentially a bunch of well-designed
hardware that’s intended to take all of the making a robot out of
making a robot. It’s similar to the philosophy behind other robot
kits: If you buy a Qbo, you don’t have to worry about spending a
lot of time and money building a robot from scratch that can do
what Qbo can do.
So, what can Qbo do? Well, that depends on what you want it
to do which, in turn, depends on what version you want to get
and how much you want to spend. Qbo will be available in three
different flavors: Basic, Lite, and Pro. Here are the differences:
• Qbo Basic: If you want to customize all of Qbo’s guts, Qbo
Basic is just a chassis with all the plastic covers and mechanical
parts, along with HD webcams and a set of controller boards. There are no servos, power systems, cables, computers, or other
sensors, giving you the freedom to trick your Qbo out just the way you want. You’ll need to do a bunch of work yourself, and
there’s a lot of additional hardware you’ll need to buy, but a lot of that stuff will more or less just drop right in.
• Qbo Lite: For researchers who want a robot that works out of the box (like all you software types), Qbo Lite includes
sensors and computers, and comes fully assembled and ready to go. The hardware isn’t particularly fancy (an Intel Atom
processor, 2 gigs of RAM, and a 40 gig mechanical HD), but you do get some range finders and proximity sensors, and a nice
little LCD and those HD webcams. In any case, it’ll certainly get the job done and allow you to start playing around
• Qbo Pro: The difference between Qbo Lite and Pro is that the Pro version comes with substantially beefed-up hardware.
Along with more powerful actuators, Qbo gets an Intel Core i3 processor and a 40 gig SSD.
As far as the software goes, Qbo runs Linux and ROS, and also comes with access to the OpenQbo open source
community which provides a place where people can share Qbo-specific hardware and software. Current applications include
3D vision, speech recognition, voice synthesis, face recognition, object recognition, telepresence, and SLAM.
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High-Current motor control for Arduino;
MEGAMOTO Plus Shield
; 30A Continuous with fan -
; Current sensor outputs can be sent to any analog pin
; Stack up to three units on one Uno or compatible
; Independent half-bridges can control
; 7V - 28V
; Dual 40A+ Peak H-Bridges
; Current/Temp limiting
; R/C inputs w/mixing
; Optional enclosure
; 3. 25” x 2. 25” x . 5”
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Phone: 253-843-2504 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
; Single 120A+ H-Bridge
; 2.85” x 2. 25” x 1.75”
; 8V - 42V
; R/C inputs w/mixing ( 2 units req.)
; Analog pot input
; Supports 8 AWG wires!
; Optional enclosure
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