Using the Dwengo breadboard you can expand easily the Dwengo board with many electrical components. This makes it easy to test an electrical circuit together with the microcontroller without need for any soldering. On this page we explain the use of the Dwengo breadboard.
Non-used functionality on the Dwengo board can be turned off by using jumpers. This allows to save power (battery power) or to use the ports for different purposes. Here you can find an overview of the available jumpers and their functionality.
When programming the Dwengo board some of the configuration bits or fuses have to be set up correctly. An overview of the most common settings for some of the configuration bits with some explanation in the comments follows below. For more information we'd like to refer you to the PIC 18F4550 datasheet .
With the Dwengo Bluetooth module, you can communicate wireless to your projects. You can build your own cell phone controlled robot or a home automation system . The Bluetooth module is based on a class 2 HC-06 module and supports Bluetooth v2.0. Thanks to its serial interface (TTL level) the Bluetooth module is easy to use.
The robot sensor panel included in the Dwengo Robot Starters Kit, contains all sensors you need to build a variety of robots. Due to the four ground sensors, you can easily build a fast line following robot. With two light sensors your robot will detect every light source. The distance sensors (for both short and longer distance) enable your robot to navigate even the most difficult parcours. Next to this the sensor panel also contains an infra-red receiver which you can use to steer the robot with the remote control of your tv. For navigating in the dark, the sensor panel also has two headlights.
Sensors exist in many shapes and forms. This makes it hard to find the right sensors to build, for instance, a robot. In this document, we provide some information on different types of sensors and how to connect them to the Dwengo Board.