Robo HAT MM1

by Robotics Masters

An open source robotics and automation controller for Raspberry Pi.

View all updates 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.

Factory Prep

Part of the factory preparation is getting the design ready for mass production. We are going to be doing a run of 500 boards. The factory will not be running each individual board through the manufacturing process. They will be processing multiple at a time. We have converted the final design file into a panel layout.

Parts Arrived and Sourced

We have procured 500+ SAMD51 processors for production. We have been shopping around for all the other components as well - including the MPU9250 and other components. This will likely be the last and only board we produce with the MPU9250 IMU as it is no longer in production. The MPU9250 has been around for quite a while and is known as one of the most accurate IMUs, it’s replacement is already available but is not a drop-in replacement - so we will be saving the new one for next time.

Testing Jig

We should have a test jig early this week. We are happy to report that the testing will be completed using a Raspberry Pi and known good Robo HAT MM1. Robo HATs testing Robo HATs.

CircuitPython is going to be our testing language of choice. It provides enough functionality that we will be able to test many of the functions of the board without too much difficulty!

Further details about the test software and process will be in a later update.

Thank you for following along! It won’t be long now until you have your Robo HAT MM1 in your hands!


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Product Choices

$44

Starter

One Robo HAT MM1


$55

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.


$129

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.


$115

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


$450

Multi-Educational Bundle (5 pack)

5x Educational Kit (10% off)

Credits

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

CTO

Cian Byrne

Software Developer

Peter Pan

Electronics Engineer

Linda Luo

Project Lead

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