The Digilent Cerebot 32MX4 Robotics Development Kit is a microcontroller development board for embedded control and robotics projects. The board can control up to eight servos and three DC motors using Digilent PMOD H-bridge modules. The kit comes with a free version of Microchip’s MPLAB C Compiler for PIC32 and an integrated programming/debugging circuit that is compatible with the free MPLAB IDE. The Cerebot 32MX4 Robotics Development Kit (part # 32MX4) is available for now for an introductory price of $59 (normally $79). The kit is an ideal robot-control platform for both students and hobbyists.
Cerebot 32MX4 Robotics Development Kit Features
- 80 MHz 32-bit MIPS processor
- 512K Flash, 32K RAM
- USB Program / Debug Interface
- USB OTG Host/Device Capable
- USB Powered
- 16 channel, 10-bit, 500ksps A/D converter
- Five 16-bit timers with 5 input capture and 5 PWM outputs
- Onboard Buttons and LEDs
- All I/Os ESD and Short-Circuit protected
The Cerebot 32MX4 board has numerous I/O connectors and power-supply options, including USB power, giving users the flexibility to utilize it for a variety of robotics applications. The onboard PIC32 MCU operates at 80 MHz, and features 512 Kbytes of FLASH program memory and 32 Kbytes of RAM memory; as well as numerous peripherals, such as a USB On-The-Go (OTG), host and device controller, timer/counters, serial-interface controllers, Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) and more.
The board inside the kit features two push buttons, four LEDs, eight connectors for RC servos and nine connectors for the Digilent PMOD peripheral modules, including H-bridges, ADCs, and Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs), speakers, switches, converters for easy connection to RS-232, servo motors and more. The built-in programming and debugging circuit eliminates the need for hobbyists and academia to purchase a separate debugger or programmer.