EZ-B v4 Wi-Fi Robot Controller

$79.99 USD

The brain of your robot or IoT device, powering over 20,000 robots worldwide! Give your custom robot or IoT project features inspired from science fiction! With the electronics protected by a stylish plastic shell, the ez-bv4 clips into your ezrobot Revolution chassis or custom robot. It is easily controlled over Wi-Fi using ez-builder software.

The ez-bv4 boasts 200MHz of 32-bit processing (ARM Cortex-M3 & Microchip PIC32), 5 volt tolerant I/O, energy efficient digital switching power supply, Wi-Fi connectivity with security, embedded web server, amplified digital audio with speaker, 3 I²C ports, 3 x UARTs, 24 multi-use servo/digital/serial ports, 73 servos (Dynamixel & PWM), 8 analog ports, and integrated video, all in a tiny 2.1" x 2.2" size!

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Simplicity and power.

The ez-bv4 can be controlled over WiFi using the graphical ez-builder software on your PC or mobile device, without needing to program. The less time you need to spend with compilers, hardware programmers, and debuggers, the more time you can spend building and designing robotic projects!

Do you feel like you don't know where to start with robotics? Or are you overwhelmed by words like "compiler" and "microcontroller"? If so, then the ez-bv4 is for you!

The ez-bv4 is your robot's high tech brain.

Closeup view of e z b v 4.

Powering over 10,000 robots worldwide. The ez-bv4 is the world's most powerful and compact robot brain, suitable for all skill levels – from beginner to advanced. The stylish white plastic shell protects the speaker and electronics, with a speaker chamber for clear, enhanced audio. For advanced users, the ez-bv4 may be removed from its casing and mounted directly in your custom robot. [Learn More]

Features

  • Compact size (5cm x 5cm x 3cm)
  • 200MHz 32-bit total processing (120 MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 processor & 80 MHz microchip PIC32)
  • Small size (2.1" x 2.2")
  • Wi-Fi connectivity (ad-hoc/infrastructure/WEP/WPA/WPA2)
  • Embedded web server
  • Energy efficient digital switching power supply
  • Resettable fuse protection
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Amplified speaker for speech and music
  • 8 x 5 volt tolerant analog (ADC) ports
  • 24 x 5 volt tolerant digital ports (servos, PWM, and more)
  • Supports up to 73 servos (combining PWM and Dynamixel)
  • Dynamixel servo support
  • 3 x I²C ports
  • 1 x ezrobot video camera port
  • 3 x high speed UART ports
  • Battery and temperature monitor

Live Streaming Video.

Robot vision with streaming live video

Give your robot or IoT project the gift of sight with live streaming video. View the video on your mobile device or PC over the WiFi connection of the EZ-B v4.

Streaming Audio - Music, voices or sound fx.

Robot streaming audio of music, voices and sound fx

Robots need a voice! The EZ-B v4 has a built-in speaker to stream live audio from the PC or Mobile Device. Play music, sound effects or even text-to-speech through your robot or IoT project.

Education in the classroom, and at home.

Children playing with robots at home, and at school.

In the classroom or at home, ezrobot Revolution has a big impact on STEM education. Learn about robots, and have fun doing it! With hundreds of tutorials, no questions are left unanswered. Personalizing your ezrobot with new behaviors will teach students how robots walk, see, hear and interact with their surroundings to solve problems using a combination of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Visit the EZ-Robot School!

Software that's easy to use.

A laptop with e z builder software in use.

If hardware is the heart of your ezrobot, then software is the soul. Introducing ez-builder, the world's easiest, most powerful, and most scalable robotics software. ez-builder takes a productive and unique approach to programming your robot. Simply add behaviors such as camera tracking, speech recognition, Wii controllers, GPS, GAIT positioning, and hundreds more!

Mobile control.

A tablet with ez-builder in use.

Use an Android or iOS mobile device with apps from our ez-cloud app store to control your robot or IoT project. Have an idea for a robot app? Create a robot app and share with it the world. ezrobot makes everyone an app developer!

The future is green.

Roli Revolution robot holding the earth in his claws.

You care about energy consumption with electronics. That's why ezrobot designed an innovative low energy digital switching power supply for our products. While most electronics dissipate heat to lower voltage, our products use an energy efficient power supply which generates practically no heat! Welcome to the future! :)

How EZ-Robot's Work

EZ-Robot Revolution introduces the world's easiest, most powerful and creative robots for R&D, experimentation and STEM education. Revolution is modular, so there is no limit to your creativity. These robots are assembled with ez-bits using clip’n’play technology for endless configurations!

EZ-Robot Overview

The Brain

At the heart of your Revolution Robot is our exceptionally compact, intelligent and powerful EZ-B v4 robot brain. The EZ-B v4 provides features to your robot thought only possible in science fiction with walking, talking, and learning capabilities. The EZ-B v4 brain gives robot creations the ability to learn, interact and play. Meanwhile, the EZ-Robot camera equips robots with the ability to recognize faces and track objects. Using a PC or mobile device, control EZ-Robots over a Wi-Fi connection. The EZ-B v4 brain leverages the power of two 32-bit Cortex ARM and Microchip PIC32 processors operating at a combined 320 MHz! The EZ-Robot brain is expandable to grow with your robot by supporting dozens of additional sensors, displays and servo-motors.

Unified

EZ-Robot is first in the industry to successfully provide a complete unified robot platform which combines powerful hardware, clip’n’play modularity and innovative software that pushes the limits of robot technology. The EZ-Builder software controls, programs and shares EZ-Robot Revolution behaviors, configurations and personalities. Customize Revolution Robot with EZ-Builder’s easy-to-use 3D graphical designer and share the configuration on the EZ-Cloud App Store within the globally community. Programming an EZ-Robot is graphical, easy and scales between beginner and advanced users. You can even make your own mobile apps with a simple drag-and-drop interface which run on your iOS or Android device, instantly. There is absolutely nothing else like it!

Education

A future of robotics needs education, today. Revolution isn't limited to fun and games, EZ-Robot empowers educators to teach real-world robot applications which give students a leading-edge advantage in the up and coming robot industry.

What Makes EZ-Robot Different?

Remote Processing

EZ-Robot products offload processing to more powerful third party CPUs, such as an iOS/Android mobile device, tablet, or PC. This approach provides users with an easy-to-use and feature rich development environment which, unlike competitive products, is not limited to programmers. This approach not only saves weight and space on the robot chassis, but also power consumption. This is an efficient approach to direct battery consumption where it is needed on a robot most... to its motors.

Scales With New Technology

Another benefit with offloading processing is that product features mature in parallel with dependent device technology growth (PCs, Mobile Devices). This offers EZ-Robot parallel development initiatives in conjunction with supporting industries, which leverage EZ-Robot’s processing capabilities that result in additional features and increased usability. In short, new EZ-Robot features are added as computers, mobile devices and software evolves.

Point & Click Programming

Using PCs and Mobile Devices for the Robot GUI offers high level (easy) and low level (difficult) programming features, neither of which sacrifice functionality. This enables creative designers, dabblers and programmers to produce robots which would otherwise require teams of programmers and engineers years of work.

Creative Approach

Competitive products which offer embedded device programming ability (i.e. microcontrollers) require advanced programming experience, which contradicts educational and mass-adoption initiatives – not everyone is a programmer or has an interest in programming. While embedded device programming has historically been a familiar method in robotics, today’s highly computational and feature-rich products require distributed processing. This methodology splits the robot industry into several fields and categories. Similar to other developed industries (automotive, computers, medical), robotics is splitting into many fields of discipline. Each discipline’s responsibility is becoming too advanced for an individual to be great at all of them. EZ-Robot’s user workflow was architected for this approach. While competitive robot products focus on either programming (microcontrollers) or usability (toys), EZ-Robot differs by providing components for all disciplines within the industry of robotics.

Field Disciplines in Robotics Industry

Robot Field Disciplines

Where Do I Start?

Interested in a career in a field of robotics? As you can see, robotics is dividing across many fields, each with their own discipline. What responsibility from the list above interests you? There are many disciplines, which is why the term “roboticist” is a career title of the past. When focused on a single task, we do it really great. Each discipline of robotics also requires immense focus, which is why learning with EZ-Robot is your best option. We provide hundreds of complete software controls and unified hardware to “fill in the blank” of disciplines that you do not find interesting or are too challenging. Perhaps you enjoy designing movements, but not programming. Or, maybe you enjoy vision capabilities, but not electronics. With EZ-Robot, focus on customizing the behaviors that you are interested in, and leave the rest to us!

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