Parallax Eddie Robot Platform & Control Board are components of Eddie, a turnkey hardware solution for creating a mobile robot with a laptop and Kinect camera. Once the Eddie Robot Platform is fully assembled, the user can simply connect a laptop and Kinect camera (not included) over USB and Eddie is up and roaming in minutes. Compatible with Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 (RDS 4), Eddie can navigate autonomously and see in 3D using the power of the Microsoft Kinect camera. Eddie is controlled over a simple USB connection and a convenient command interface.
The Eddie Control Board provides a complete single-board solution to control the Eddie Robot Platform. Designed to be flexible and expandable, the Eddie Control Board is also well suited for other mobile robot platforms. While the board has a wide input voltage range, it is primarily targeted to 12 VDC battery-powered applications. The heart of the Eddie Control Board is the Propeller™ P8X32A microcontroller, with eight 32-bit cores that provide incredible power and flexibility. The board includes high-current motor drivers, an eight-channel 10-bit ADC, and access to lots of digital I/O. Multiple regulated power supplies (12V, 5V, and 3.3V) and three switchable auxiliary power ports support optional accessories for the robot.