Robotis TurtleBot 3
TurtleBot3 is a small, affordable, programmable, ARC-based mobile robot for education, research, hobbies, and product prototyping. The goal of TurtleBot3 is to dramatically reduce the size of the platform and lower the price without having to sacrifice its functionality and quality while at the same time offering expandability. The TurtleBot3 can be customized in various ways depending on how you reconstruct the mechanical parts and use optional parts such as the computer and sensor. Also, TurtleBot3 is evolved with a cost-effective and small-sized SBC suitable for robust embedded systems, 360-degree distance sensors, and 3D printing technology.
Using With ARC
The TurtleBot 3 comes with a Raspberry Pi, which ARC users will upgrade to a more capable x86 based SBC. Because most x86 based SBC's have the same mounting footprint as a Raspberry Pi, the swap is a breeze. We recommend one of the following supported SBCs to be used with the TurtleBot 3:
There are a few easy steps to get started using ARC with the Robotis TurtleBot 3. Start by swapping the onboard computer to a more capable one, provide adequate power, install ARC, and begin programming!
- Install an onboard x86 SBC from the list above
- Install Windows 10 (free version works well). Here are a few tips for SBC robot usage:
- Connect OpenCR and Lidar USB cables to the SBC
- Install ARC
- Follow the instructions in the video above to get move'n
TurtleBot 3 with Intel Realsense
Here, we have added a Rock Pi/X with a 25 amp lipo battery from the above video. The configuration hosts two Intel Realsense cameras (D435i & T265). The D version camera is for depth and replaces the Lidar. The T camera is for tracking and replaces the SLAM for pose localization.