RedBot Assembly Guide

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RedBot Mainboard Hook-up

It is time to hookup all the jumper wires to the RedBot Mainboard!

Play close attention when connecting the jumper wires to the RedBot Mainboard. It is very important that the motors and add-ons are connected to the right pins.

Connections

RedBot Sensor - Wheel Encoder/Jumper wire color → RedBot Mainboard

Please note, the jumper wire colors is only to help find which jumper wire goes to which pin, if you have been following along with this guide. The color of the jumper wire do not matter otherwise. What matters is that the correct pins on the RedBot add-ons are connected to the right pins on the RedBot Mainboard.

Ignore any sensors you omitted from your build.

  • OUTB/Blue → A2
  • OUTA/Yellow → 3
  • VCC/Red → 5V
  • GND/Black → GND

Left RedBot Sensor - Mechanical Bumper → RedBot Mainboard

  • GND/Blue → GND
  • OUT/Yellow → 10

Right RedBot Sensor - Mechanical Bumper → RedBot Mainboard

  • GND/Yellow → 11
  • OUT/Blue → GND

Left RedBot Sensor - Line Follower → RedBot Mainboard

  • GND/Black → GND
  • VCC/Red → 5V
  • OUT/Yellow → A3

Middle RedBot Sensor - Line Follower → RedBot Mainboard

  • GND/Black → GND
  • VCC/Red → 5V
  • OUT/Blue → A6

Right RedBot Sensor - Line Follower → RedBot Mainboard

  • GND/Black → GND
  • VCC/Red → 5V
  • OUT/Green → A7

Check out the Fritzing diagram below to verify your connections.

Fritzing Diagram

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The only wires left should be for the motors. Connect the left motor's red wire to the RedBot Mainboard's "RED" female header pin in the "LEFT MOTOR" section. Connect the left motor's black wire to the RedBot Mainboard's "BLACK" female header pin in the "LEFT MOTOR" section. Connect the right motor's red wire to the RedBot Mainboard's "RED" female header pin in the "RIGHT MOTOR" section. Connect the left motor's black wire to the RedBot Mainboard's "BLACK" female header pin in the "RIGHT MOTOR" section.

jumper wire for motors