Robo HAT MM1

by Robotics Masters

An open source robotics and automation controller for Raspberry Pi.

Oct 22, 2019

Factory Time!

By the time this update goes out, the Robo HAT MM1 will be manufactured! And shortly on it's way to the USA for distribution! Read the full update.

Sep 25, 2019

Production Delay Until October 14th

Unfortunately we have a manufacturing wait time until October 14th. We hope to have the boards in your hands by the end of October at the absolute latest now. Read the full update.

Sep 18, 2019

Testing Jig Arrived

We are getting close to having the boards manufactured. We are just making sure that all our testing procedures are correct and accurate. Read the full update.

Sep 06, 2019

Factory Prep, Sourcing Parts, Preparing Test Jig

We have spent this last week sourcing materials, preparing a test jig and preparing the design for mass production. Read the full update.

Aug 26, 2019

Pre-production Update, Funds Arrived, and more!

We are getting ever closer now to shipping out the Robo HAT MM1. This week we will finalise the design, organise a test jig and visit the factory. A months worth of news included... Read the full update.

Jul 29, 2019

New Bootloader, New Firmware, and Pin Names

This week we focused on bringing the software back up to scratch. This includes the UF2 Bootloader and CircuitPython. Read the full update.

Jul 22, 2019

SAMD51 Support Confirmed; Production + Manufacturing Update

We have been making some hard decisions about what we produce and send out to you (backers) for the last two weeks. Some of the design changes are outlined in the update below. Read the full update.

Jun 29, 2019

New Processor (SAMD51) and Beefier On-Board Power!

We have been working behind the scenes on a HUGE announcement that radically improves the Robo HAT MM1 - A bigger, better processor! Learn more in this update. Read the full update.

Jun 11, 2019

Campaign Nearing Conclusion, Funding Goal Lowered

We have nearly reached the end of the campaign time without reaching the initial $9,000 goal, but we will still deliver the Robo HAT MM1 devices ordered to all our backers at a new funding goal of $2,500. How so? Learn more in this update. Read the full update.

May 30, 2019

Campaign Recap

There are only a few weeks left on the campaign. In this update we will be recapping what we have done so far. Read the full update.

May 23, 2019

Donkey Car Improvements and Maker Faire

We have had a big week of announcements and events. We visited Maker Faire Bay Area, hosted a small meet-up, experimented with RC controllers and much more... Read the full update.

May 16, 2019

More Early Birds available and New pricing

In honor of this week's Maker Faire Bay Area, we've added more Standard Kit Early Bird units! Plus new discounted pricing for the Starter board. Read the full update.

May 14, 2019

Demos and Announcement

We set out with a goal to make robotics simpler for anyone wanting to learn by removing the complication of hardware and wiring. Plus, check out our latest demo video and come find us at Maker Faire Bay Area! Read the full update.

May 06, 2019

Adafruit Support, Software Options, and Power Testing

Our campaign started one week ago, and we’ve already gathered 20% of our goal. Thank you for all your support! This week we have been working hard on software. Read on for more details of highlights and special features of the Robo HAT MM1, and answers to some questions we have been receiving. Read the full update.

Apr 29, 2019

The Campaign is Live!

Robo HAT MM1 is a Raspberry Pi and Jetson Nano compatible HAT that is able to interface with many different sensors and a wide variety of software libraries. Make sure you get your Robo HAT MM1 today. Share the project with your friends and others. And be prepared to make your next robotics project your best! Read the full update.

Mar 18, 2019

Software Extravaganza!

It’s been a busy time at the software lab - CircuitPython, SeeSaw, Arduino and more… Read the full update.

Mar 12, 2019

A New Website and Design Refinements!

This week we launched our new-look website and we have further refined the board to make it better! Plus, you can check out our previous updates to learn more about Robo HAT's development so far. Read the full update.

Feb 02, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year!

The Crowd Supply pre-launch page is live and the open source repository is available online. Read the full update.

Jan 25, 2019

Prototypes as an Australia Day Present

The new version-two boards are nearly here... Read the full update.

Jan 06, 2019

A New Year - A New Board!

As we start the new year, we can provide you an update on a new board. Read the full update.

$5,509 raised

of $2,500 goal

220% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices



One Robo HAT MM1


Standard Kit

One Robo HAT MM1, and a cable pack which includes main battery cable, ESC cable, a set of peripheral cables (7pin (SPI), 6pin (UART), 4pin (I2C)) and screw set for mounting.


Drone Starter Bundle

One Robo HAT MM1, a cable pack which includes main battery cable, ESC cable, a set of peripheral cables (7pin (SPI), 6pin (UART), 4pin (I2C)) and mounting screw sets, External Pressure Sensor / Barometer (BME280), External SPI IMU (MPU9250) and External GPS Unit (Ublox NEO-M8N). NOTE: Raspberry Pi not included.


Educational Kit

One Robo HAT MM1, and a cable pack which includes main battery cable, ESC cable, a set of peripheral cables (7pin (SPI), 6pin (UART), 4pin (I2C)), 1 strip of 10 NeoPixels and RM Smart Car Kit


Multi-Educational Bundle (5 pack)

5x Educational Kit (10% off)


Robotics Masters

We create hardware platforms for autonomous vehicles and other robotics applications. These hardware platforms are accessible to all skill levels while providing the best functionality for a diverse range of robotics applications. Our expansion boards work with many existing software platforms such as CircuitPython, Adafruit SeeSaw, Donkey Car, DroneCode, and many more.

Hans-Joachim Michl


Cian Byrne

Software Developer

Peter Pan

Electronics Engineer

Linda Luo

Project Lead

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