Pololu Zumo Arduino Compatible Robot Kit Review

Here at BreakoutBros we are doing a series on Robot Kit Reviews. Last week we looked at the Elegoo Smart Car Robot Kit and today we are looking at the Pololu Zumo 32U4. Zumo is an Arduino compatible, palm sized, tread driven robot platform that's equipped with tons of sensors and surprisingly fast. It has 5 downward pointing IR sensors for line following, 5 IR range finders, a 3 axis accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, motor encoders, 3 selection buttons, a buzzer, and an LCD screen. Z...

Review of Pixy CMUcam5: the Vision System for Arduino

Pixy (CMUcam5) the camera with Image Processing on Board. One of the drawbacks of the Arduino as a robot controller is the lack of processing power capable of a robot vision system. The CMUcam5 Pixy, by Charmed Labs, is aimed at fixing that. Pixy started on Kickstarter but is now available at places like Amazon. By including a dedicated image processor on the same PCB as the camera, the Pixy only sends the information you want to your Arduino.  And it does this at a frame rate of 50 Hz.  ...


Kookye Arduino Basic Learning Kit
Today we are reviewing the Kookye Arduino Basic Learning Kit. Kookye is a lesser known hobby electronics supplier that mostly sells on Amazon. They often combine listings for several items as different options like this Raspberry Pi IoT kit that also happens to be a Raspberry pi and a case. Don't let this deter you because the Kooke products we've tried are great. When looking at starter kits, Kookye really has quality packaging down. The finish on this kit is fantastic. From the 2 layer ...

Elegoo Uno R3 Complete Starter Kit Review

Elegoo Complete Arduino Uno Kit
This is a review of the Elegoo Uno R3 Complete Starter Kit. First if you don't know, Elegoo is a Chinese supplier of Arduino and other electronics hobby parts on Amazon. They have a website that is perpetually under-construction but they are very responsive on Amazon and by email service(at)Elegoo.com.   Wow, this kit is stuffed full! What quickly jumps out is the fact that most of the parts we'd recommend for someone wanting to get into electronics are already here. (more&hel...