Pi Droid Alpha product launch!

July 5th, 2015

Affordable all-in-one robot controller for servos, pwm, digital I/O, with analog inputs and dual h-bridge motor driver for the Raspberry Pi.

Pi Droid Alpha @ http://Mikronauts.com

Pi Droid Alpha is Mikronauts new Robot controller board designed specifically for the educational and maker market.

Since the launch of RoboPi, we have received a lot of great feedback from teachers.

They loved RoboPi for advanced robots, but wished there was a controller for simpler robots. Specifically, they asked for:

  1. low cost (due to shrinking budgets)
  2. integrated motor driver
  3. simpler to assemble (fewer components)

Pi Droid Alpha addresses each of the points above, works with any model Raspberry Pi and is the perfect match for small robot chassis such as the Dagu Magician 2WD.

For the full skinny (product information) head on over to the Pi Droid Alpha product page!

If you would like to discuss Pi Droid Alpha, come on down to the Mikronauts forums.

Pi Droid Alpha Full Kit is available in sample quantities from our Ebay page.

We welcome distributor, reseller and educational volume purchase inquiries at:

PiPlateBot in The MagPi Issue #35 Projects Showcase

June 26th, 2015


The July 2015 issue The MagPi just came out, and Robert Doerr  (who runs RobotWorkshop, has built bots that competed in BattleBots) has a feature in the Projects Showcase (p.24 & p.25) showcasing PIPLATEBOT – a very cool Raspberry Pi (and RoboPi) based turtlebot.

For the full monty, head over to The PiMag #35 and give it a read. Better yet, subscribe to the print version, or head over to WHSmith,  Barnes & Noble, or Micro Center and buy a copy!

As usual, The MagPi is choke full of great articles.

Robert’s RobotWorkshop is also well worth a gander…

(here is a direct link to the RoboPi product page)

How can I install Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B?

June 25th, 2015

http://Mikronauts.com Raspberry Pi 2 USB hard drive and adapter tests

(click on image for larger version)

Since new users kept asking that same question over, and over, again, I thought I’d write an article answering their question…

Click to Read “How can I install Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 2?”

LeMaker Piano Preview added

June 24th, 2015

LeMaker’s preliminary product page went up – and between it and the Freescale page on the SOC I was able to complete a quick LeMaker Piano Preview.

Click here for the LeMaker Piano Preview article.

LeMaker Bass Preview updated

June 24th, 2015

(image from LeMaker product page)

I’ve updated my LeMaker Bass Preview :-)