This week we are presenting the official Luos board, the L0!
We released a dedicated tutorial (https://pollen-robotics.gitbooks.io/luos/introducing_L0/) for the L0 explaining:
You can preorder a full kit on Luos website (https://www.luos.io/product/starter-kit-luos-l0/) , it comes with three L0 boards, a USB shield, cables and the electronic components needed to reproduce the tutorial.
We are currently contacting manufacturers to produce a first batch of one hundred L0 boards, it should be with us next month.
New blog article
This week we published “Get to know your DC motor: how to read a datasheet” (https://medium.com/pollenrobotics/how-to-read-a-dc-motors-datasheet-f70fa440452b) , another fabulous piece from Simon Baudry about DC motor control.
It is been far too long since we updated Pollen Robotics website. It is now brand new and make a clearer distinction between Pollen Robotics the creative robot company and Luos the open source robotic engine.
You can find it here: https://www.pollen-robotics.com/. A wonderful design by Matthieu Lapeyre.
Robot of the month
Last but not least, the vote for the robot of the month (February 2018 Poll: Dynamixel XL320, Dynamixel MX or small wheeled robot) is now closed. And the winner is a Dynamixel XL320 shield for the L0.
This shield will enable to add Dynamixel XL320 motors to any Luos robot, and combine them with other sensors and actuators in seconds. You can follow our progress here ([Shield L0] Dynamixel XL320) .
If you want to participate to the next vote, simply register to the Luos forum (https://forum.luos.io) .
Next week, this newsletter will include:
- The next stages of the L0 tutorial. We will exemplify our vision of modular design by connecting three Luos boards together and controlling components from each boards from a single application.
- The roadmap of Luos for 2018 where we will explain what features will be prioritized in the development.
- More blog posts about open source and motor control.
Once again thanks for your enthusiasm!
See you next week,
Link to this newsletter: http://mailchi.mp/c7090a2b7f9a/pollen-robotics-newsletter-366539