The Pololu 3pi robot is a complete, high-performance mobile platform featuring two micro metal gearmotors, five reflectance sensors, an 8×2 character LCD, a buzzer, and three user pushbuttons, all connected to a C-programmable ATmega328 microcontroller. Capable of speeds exceeding 3 feet per second, 3pi is a great first robot for ambitious beginners and a perfect second robot for those looking to move up from non-programmable or slower beginner robots.
Documentation and other information
Pololu AVR Programming Quick Start Guide (Printable PDF: avr_programming_quick_start_guide.pdf)
This guide explains how to get started programming your Orangutan or 3pi Robot in Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. It covers setting up an AVR development environment (Atmel Studio 6 for Windows users), installing the Pololu AVR C/C++ Library, and setting up the Pololu USB AVR Programmer.
Pololu AVR C/C++ Library User’s Guide (Printable PDF: pololu_avr_library.pdf)
Information about installing and using the C/C++ libraries provided for use with Pololu products.
Pololu AVR Library Command Reference (Printable PDF: avr_library_commands.pdf)
A reference to commands provided in the Pololu C/C++ and Arduino libraries for the AVR.
Building Line Following and Line Maze Courses (Printable PDF: building_line_courses.pdf)
Step-by-step instructions for building your own line-following courses.
Programming Orangutans and the 3pi Robot from AVR Studio 4
Guide for programming Orangutans and the 3pi robot from the Atmel’s older AVR Studio 4 IDE. It covers installing the Pololu AVR C/C++ Library, and setting up the Pololu USB AVR Programmer.
Programming Orangutans and the 3pi Robot from the Arduino Environment (Printable PDF: orangutan_arduino.pdf)
Guide to making the Arduino IDE compatible with the 3pi robot and the Orangutan SV-328, Orangutan LV-168, and Baby Orangutan B robot controllers, including Arduino libraries for interfacing with all of their on-board hardware.
Sample Project: 3pi Wall Follower (Printable PDF: 3pi_wall_follower.pdf)
Sample robot project for enhancing a 3pi robot to drive around objects on its left.
Sample Project: RC 3pi (Printable PDF: rc_3pi.pdf)
Sample robot project for making the 3pi radio controlled.
Application Note: Using the Motor Driver on the 3pi Robot and Orangutan Robot Controllers (Printable PDF: motor_driver_application_note.pdf)
Detailed information about the 3pi Robot, Orangutan SV-328/168 and LV-168, and Baby Orangutan B motor drivers, including truth tables and sample code.
3pi Robot Videos
Various videos of the Pololu 3pi robot in action.