Sparki is a simple robot based on Arduino controller for education and fun. It goes with complete tutorials and individual or classroom lesson plans for Sparki, all available for free. This robot can do lots of things, for instance, edge avoidance, line following, maze solving, wall avoidance and many others. It works out of the box with its remote control.
To write personal programs, users have to plug it in via USB, install the custom-enhanced Arduino software and try any of the dozens of example programs or create their own one. There are programs for every sensor and actuator on Sparki included. For instance, 1x Ultrasonic distance sensor gets distance from Sparki to walls or objects; 1x 3-Axis Accelerometer provides pick-up detection, fall detection and hill climbing. Spanki performs more than 15 commands, including drawing with a marker.
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