About this project
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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.
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.
UI buttons : Three user programmable UI buttons can be used in program for easy navigation.
Multicolor LED : Three user programmable multicolor LED (16M colors) can be used for indicator or just for amusement.
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.
Supplying Power to EVShield
The EVShield has Green power connector to connect external battery; this battery will also supply power to attached Arduino.
RC servos: In addition to these, 6 RC Servos can be connected and easily controlled.
I2C communication port lets us connect any home-brew sensors seamlessly.
powered by external 8V to 11.2V power source
works seamlessly with Arduino Uno, Duemilanove and Leonardo
EVShield in Action
EVShield precise control of motors
EVShield Touch sensor in action
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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