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Bowie Brain

A friendly microcontroller kit for intermediate robots, animatronics, and automation projects

Welcome to the Bowie Brain kit!

Follow along with our instructions to solder your own robot brain, and get started with our example code libraries. The kit is compatible with Arduino, so you can leverage the entire community of existing code that’s available. There are plenty of connections for inputs and outputs to control actuators, indicators, read sensors, GPS, mesh communication, and more.

Skill level: Intermediate. There is soldering involved with this kit.

GO

Tools required (not included)

  • Soldering iron
  • Solder (your choice – lead free or leaded)
  • Third hand tool
  • Desolder wick braid, or desoldering tool (just in case there are mistakes along the way)
  • Diagonal cutters
  • Painters tape
  • Screwdriver with bit kit

What’s included in the kit?

  • Necessary resistors, diodes, LEDs
  • Teensy 3.6
  • Two current sensors
  • Motor driver
  • 3.3V voltage regulator, speaker
  • Barrier block and screw terminals
  • Connectors for the motors
  • 3V coincell battery for RTC
  • 3D printed enclosure
  • Necessary fasteners
  • * Note: The XBee is not included in this kit

The Bowie Brain is a friendly microcontroller kit for intermediate robots, animatronics, and automation projects.

Follow along with our instructions to solder your own robot brain, and get started with our example code libraries. The kit is compatible with Arduino, so you can leverage the entire community of existing code that’s available. There are plenty of connections for inputs and outputs to control actuators, indicators, read sensors, GPS, mesh communication, and more.

Skill level: Intermediate. There is soldering involved with this kit.

GO


Tools required (not included)

  • Soldering iron
  • Solder (your choice – lead free or leaded)
  • Third hand tool
  • Desolder wick braid, or desoldering tool (just in case there are mistakes along the way)
  • Diagonal cutters
  • Painters tape
  • Screwdriver with bit kit

What’s included in the kit?

  • Necessary resistors, diodes, LEDs
  • Teensy 3.6
  • Two current sensors
  • Motor driver
  • 3.3V voltage regulator, speaker
  • Barrier block and screw terminals
  • Connectors for the motors
  • 3V coincell battery for RTC
  • 3D printed enclosure
  • Necessary fasteners
  • * Note: The XBee is not included in this kit

Want to learn more?

Check out Robot Missions in action!

Watch a Bowie robot brain surgery to see what you could do with your kit


Legal Stuff

Customer support: If you run in to an issue, please submit a ticket via email to hello@robotmissions.org.

Return policy: Full refund for first 7 days, partial or no refund after that depending.

Disclaimer: Robot Missions Inc. is not responsible or liable for any damages or injuries caused from our kit.