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ZeroPi is a new generation development kit for robotic motion structure system and 3D printer with Arduino and Raspberry Pi compatible.
ZeroPi is a new generation development kit for robotic motion structure system and 3D printer with Arduino and Raspberry Pi compatible.
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What is ZeroPi?

ZeroPi Board
ZeroPi Board

ZeroPi is an Arduino Zero Compatible development kit for robotic motion structure systems. It uses Atmel SAMD21J18, 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ as the MCU, which is fully compatible with the official Arduino Zero, Raspberry Pi and with more hardware resources dedicate for robot drive. ZeroPi can be applied to all kinds of application scenes such as 3D printer, CNC, tracked mobile robot and etc. ZeroPi has specially designed the M4 holes in order to perfectly compatible with Makeblock Aluminum mechanical parts to support open-source hardware or robotic projects.

Powerful Motor Driver Modules

ZeroPi can control 11 micro servos and 8 DC motors at the same time (or 4 stepper motors). The 4-channel SLOT module is compatible with common stepper motor and DC motor drivers (such as DRV8825 or A4988 Stepper motor driver and TB6612 DC motor driver). It also support the opens-source sensors.

Control 8 DC motors and 11 micro servos
Control 8 DC motors and 11 micro servos
Control 4 stepper motors and 11 micro servos
Control 4 stepper motors and 11 micro servos
DC motor driver: TB6612
DC motor driver: TB6612
Stepper motor driver: DRV8825
Stepper motor driver: DRV8825
Support open-source sensors
Support open-source sensors


Technical Specs

features
features

Arduino Compatible

ZeroPi is an Arduino zero compatible board. It is based on ATSAMD21G18, 32-Bit ARM Cortex M0+ microcontroller (Arduino zero CPU). This represent a big step towards greater computing power when compared to the existing solution based on 8-bit MCU. ZeroPi can be programmed using the Arduino IDE, giving you access to a wide range of easy to use libraries. The example codes will be provided for ZeroPi specific functions such as encoder readout and temperature monitoring.

Arduino IDE Programming
Arduino IDE Programming

Raspberry Pi Compatible

By simply connecting Raspberry Pi to ZeroPi (just plug in the RPI connector), you will discover countless features, such as full tablet control, wireless control, Bluetooth and much more. You can install a web interface to control the motors and servos directly. It even can achieve interface with Java Script.

ZeroPi with Raspberry Pi
ZeroPi with Raspberry Pi

Perfect for 3D Printer

ZeroPi is the next generation mainboard for 3D printer, we successfully ported the Marlin and Repetier firmware to ZeroPi for I3 and delta open-source 3D printer after 2-month hardworking, now you can directly control the 3D printer based on ZeroPi and don’t need an expansion board. It’s four times faster than Mega2560, less cost and only half-size of it. This is already a big step forward, but it doesn’t end here.

We successfully ported the Marlin and Repetier firmwares to ZeroPi for I3 and delta open-source 3D printer
We successfully ported the Marlin and Repetier firmwares to ZeroPi for I3 and delta open-source 3D printer
Improve your printing experience
Improve your printing experience

ZeroPi Supports:

  • Printers
  • Laser cutters
  • CNC mills Pick and Place and other small or Mid-size CNC machines
  • More hardwares

We want to create the opportunity for makers and professionals to use boards capable of printing high mesh objects and easy to use open source motherboard. Our ambition is to advance the entire community through an open-source motherboard with creativity and innovation. We hope ZeroPi can be useful to as many people and projects as possible.

ZeroPi is perfectly with Raspberry pi, with the raspberry Pi you can install a web interface to control your printer remotely and control everything by using your browser during printing.

Make Cool Projects

ZeroPi is also specially designed for motion structure systems. We have built many projects to test its functions and discover more possibilities from simple to complex systems of robotic.

Cool Projects
Cool Projects

We built a Johnny-five robot, based on Johnny-five.io library by using ZeroPi to control this large motion structure and achieve the image recognition function and wireless control. Big thanks for the contribution of Johnny-five.io team!

Open-Source ZeroPi is fully open-source with board wiring scheme, user manual, schematics, Marlin and Repetier firmware on GitHub.

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Our Team

We are a young team and we all love electronics, robotics, DIY and make some cool projects. Here they are:

This campaign and ZeroPi would never have started without support of these amazing people. Thank you so much for your support!

Risks and challenges

Our purpose is to create an easy-to-use product which provides an integrated solution between Arduino and Raspberry Pi in order to let makers and geeks can make projects easier and faster. The main risks for ZeroPi come from delays in the manufacturing and shipping processes. Allowing extra time for thorough testing of each device we send out will help mitigate the risk involved in handling manufacturing problems.

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    Get one ZeroPi + one Debugger which provides a full debug interface without the need for additional hardware, significantly increasing the ease-of-use for software debugging.

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    Get one ZeroPi + one Debugger + Motor Driver Package includes:
    4x DC motor drivers
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    Get one ZeroPi + one Debugger + Standard Motor Kit for robotic projects includes:
    2x DC motor drivers
    4x DC motors
    2x stepper motor drivers
    2x stepper motors
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    Get one ZeroPi + one Debugger + ultimate Motor Kit for robotic projects includes:
    4x DC motor drivers
    8x DC motors
    4x stepper motor drivers
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