Seeed Studio in Shenzen has now introduced the new AlphaBot2. There are 2 version of AlphaBot, the older basic model and the new AlphaBot2.
The basic model is longer and AlphaBot2 comes in the popular round shape for robots like this.
You can choose to make the AlphaBot2 work with either Raspberry Pi or Arduino.
There are five models of AlphaBot2 to choose from.
- AlphaBot2 Arduino (No Uno Plus) $59.99
- AlphaBot2 Arduino W/ Uno Plus $82.99
- AlphaBot2 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (no Rapberry Pi) $77.99
- AlphaBot2 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B W/ Raspberry Pi $116.90
- AlphaBot2 Raspberry Pi Zero (No Raspberry Pi) $85.99
Prices range from $59.99 for the AlphaBot2 Arduino model to $116.90 for the AlphaBot2 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. This model includes the Raspberry Pi and the RPi camera.
The Raspberry Pi 3 has built in Bluetooth and for the Arduino model you get a dual mode Bluetooth module. This means all models can be remote controlled and they come with a remote controller as well.
Having built a similar robot several years ago, this seems like a great way to get introduced to robots and learn about motors, steering, distance sensors and how microcontrollers work. See the 2 Wheeled Robot we built.
Some of the basic robots are in stock and the new AlphaBot2 are what they are calling backorder with a ship date of 9/29/17.
See the full spec sheet below.