Based on their Tower System platform, Freescale’s new two-legged robot kit includes a 32-bit Coldfire MCU board, four servos, a three-axis accelerometer, a 12-channel touch sensor and an MAG3110 magnetometer, which works with the accelerometer to provide accurate compass heading information. The user can program the robot in easy-to-learn real-time BASIC. A fully interactive interface allows users to quickly change parameters based on instant sensor feedback and requires minimal software on the host PC.
An upgraded version of the robot has wireless capabilities enabled by Freescale’s MC13201 transceiver, which provides RF communication. It also improves speed and reliability, avoids interference and enables greater flexibility for devices operating at a greater distances.