The Modern Robotics Fusion is a new, powerful and innovative robotics controller that incorporates a Raspberry Pi 3 processor matched with a Modern Robotics custom add-on circuit board with its own onboard processor and custom software that creates a powerful and versatile robot controller. Use a PC, laptop, or tablet that is equipped with WIFI to connect to the Fusion, load a browser and you are ready to start programming. Best of all there is no software to install.
No Software to Install
Connect directly via WIFI from a laptop or tablet
- No network or internet required
- LOGIN using your web browser and start programming.
How it Works
When the Fusion Controller is powered up it becomes a WIFI hotspot that you can connect to from your laptop or tablet. The Fusion then loads an on-board web server and hosts a web site that you can connect to using a browser on your device. Once connected, login and you are ready to start programming.
Once logged in the Home Screen displays the options available. From the Home Screen you can select to display documentation, write a program, change the configuration, or update the software.
The Fusion Controller can be programmed using Blockly, a Scratch-like graphical programming language from Google.
The Fusion currently supports two programming environments, Blockly, a graphical programming language similar to Scratch and Python.
Blockly is an easy to use graphical language with specialized blocks for the full range of Modern Robotics sensors.
Program the Fusion with Python and use the extensive library of pre-defined functions that support all the Modern Robotics sensors, motors, and plug-in modules.
The numerous Fusion Controller ports give a lot of flexibility include;
4 x I2C
4 x servo
8 x analog
8 x digital
2 x motor
1 x battery
1 x charger
1 x ethernet
4 x USB
|Processor||Quad Core 64 bit, 1.2GHz|
|RAM||1GB + 16GB SD card (expandable to 64GB)|
|Wireless||8.2.11n / Bluetooth 4.0|
|USB||4 x USB2|
|Sensor Ports||8 Digital, 8 Analog, 4 I2C|
|Video||HDMI / Composite|
|Power||1 x Micro USB, 1 x Battery port, 1 x Battery Charger|
|Battery Input||6.0V NiMh/NiCd Battery Pack|
|Micro USB Power Input||5.0-5.2V 2.5A max|
|Digital I/O Ports||8 (D0-D7)|
|– Logic Levels||5V TTL|
|– Series Resistor||220 ohm|
|– Current Limit||22mA|
|Analog Input Ports||8 (A0 – A7)|
|– Voltage Levels||0 – 5v DC|
|– Resolution||10 bit|
|I2C I/O Ports||4|
|– Logic Levels||5V TTL|
|– Pull-up Resistor||47k ohm|
|-Series Resistor||47 ohm|
|Servo PWM Ports||4|
|-Standar Mode||750uS – 2250uS|
|-Extended Mode||500uS – 2500uS|
|PWM DC Motor Ports||2|
|-Operation Frequency||800Hz PWM|
|-Stop Modes||Float / Brake|
* Requires the use of a Modern Robotics NiMh/NiCd Battery Pack