The power distribution board provides a 2.1 mm power
jack for charging two SLA batteries with the Parallax
charger, power, and motor switches on an acrylic cover
plate; fuses for all the circuits; and terminal blocks to make
connections easier. It also provides 5V@1A, 6.5V@2A, and
12V@10A for your robot.
Show & Tell
Parallax built six Arlo robots with the new power
distribution board for the USA Science and Engineering
Festival held in Washington, DC, back in April. These robots
were decorated with American flags and wandered around
inside the Parallax booth area. They were kept corralled by
electric dog collar boards modified to notify the robots
when they were about to cross the invisible fence.
The Arlo Robotic Platform System is a versatile and
flexible platform that offers many options and makes
building a larger robot platform virtually painless.
Depending on the MMWK used, the robot can carry 20-60
lbs, making it useful in industrial and factory environments.
It could also be used as a sentry or telepresence robot.
Batteries are not included. You will need to provide
some wire and common tools when wiring the power
systems up. You may also need some cables for the various
sensors. Feel free to contact Parallax Technical Support if
you have specific questions about this robot platform.
You can find videos of the Arlo in action on Parallax’s
You Tube channel. SV
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Power distribution board installed on Arlo
HB- 25 motor
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