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Easy to use Arduino Shield  for smart Robotics projects with Lego EV3 /NXT sensors and motors. Use this shield in Arduino IDE with C++.
Easy to use Arduino Shield  for smart Robotics projects with Lego EV3 /NXT sensors and motors. Use this shield in Arduino IDE with C++.
Easy to use Arduino Shield for smart Robotics projects with Lego EV3 /NXT sensors and motors. Use this shield in Arduino IDE with C++.
167 backers pledged $13,046 to help bring this project to life.

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EVShield - an Arduino Sheild for EV3 Motors and Sensors

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For more info, http://www.openelectrons.com/evshield

Why  EVShield ?

We always loved making robots, first with RCX then with NXT and now with EV3.  But we soon discovered that making robots and programming them with those bricks was no match to the powerful  open source Arduino.

To tap the resources of the vast Arduino community, we developed this awesome  EVShield. 

What is EVShield ?

With EVShield we can use all our Lego treasure to create great and smart contraptions. EVShield's arduino library supports all sensors and motors. Building smarter robots with EVShield is a breeze.

Scalability

EVShield only uses I2C port resources from Arduino and it has extensible connectors and so we can connect any other Arduino shield on top of EVShield.

Modular library EVShield library lets us connect LEGO sensors and several third party sensors seamlessly.  There are detailed examples for each sensor type.

EVShield Example
EVShield Example

Features

UI buttons : Three user programmable  UI buttons can be used in program for easy navigation.

UI buttons
UI buttons

Multicolor LED : Three user programmable multicolor LED (16M colors) can be used for indicator or just  for amusement.

Multicolor LED
Multicolor LED

NXT/EV3 Motors and Sensors:  Four  powerful NXT/EV3 Motors can be used under program control to easily manipulate the robot.

Four Lego sensor ports support all EV3 sensor and mostly all third-party and NXT sensors. Additional I2C digital sensor can be easily expanded using I2C splitters.

Motor and Sensor Ports (on both sides)
Motor and Sensor Ports (on both sides)

Supplying Power to EVShield

The EVShield has Green power connector  to connect external battery; this battery will also supply power to attached Arduino.

Power Connector
Power Connector

Battery Options:

RC servos: In addition to these, 6 RC Servos can be connected and easily controlled.

RC Servo ports
RC Servo ports

I2C communication port lets us connect any home-brew sensors seamlessly.

I2C port
I2C port

powered by external  8V to 11.2V power source

power port
power port

works seamlessly with Arduino Uno, Duemilanove and Leonardo


EVShield in Action

EVShield precise control of motors

 EVShield Touch sensor in action

Timeline

01/20/2015 Beta tests for EVShield are in progress now.

02/15/2015 Finalize design and Order materials for Production

03/05/2015 Test batch Verification and approval

03/20/2015 Send Survey to collect addresses

03/25/2015 Product manufacturing and pre-production run testing

04/10/2015 Receive Survey results

04/12/2015 Production run begins

04/30/2015 Shipments to Kickstarter Supporters begins

Our Team at OpenElectrons.com

Our team includes top notch engineers from field of electronics and information technology.  For more information about us, visit http://OpenElectrons.com/about

Risks and challenges

As with any hardware project there is inherent risk of delay which can happen due to loose links in supply chain. However we have taken every step required so that end customer will not be affected by these delays.

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