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We've all gone through it. We've built an awesome robot with all sorts of features, but now the time has come to detach it from our computers and run some tests.
You think you're all set, ready to go, but then you realize, wait... what about power?
If you've forgotten to add a battery pack into your robot design, and now you need to power your Arduino robot, you've come to the right place. I'll show you my method of connecting a power pack to the Create Mobile Robot (Arduino-compatible) using a 7.4V Li-Ion rechargeable pack.
Things you'll need to Power your Arduino Robot
7.4V Battery Pack: The Create Robot runs off of two 3.7V (4000mAh) flashlight batteries
Red & Black 28 or 30 AWG Gauge Wire
Solder & Soldering Iron
DC Barrel Plug (Male) with Screw Terminals
About Liz Miller
Creator of LearnRobotics.org. Liz is a Robotics Engineer with experience ranging from Robotics Research at UPenn, Teaching at MIT, and Automated Manufacturing Engineering at United Technologies. Liz writes technical tutorials that anyone can follow and provides tips and tricks to help engineers grow their careers. Liz has authored over 100 pieces of unique content on this site. You can support her work here. Learn more about Learn Robotics on our About Us page.
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I’m Liz, a Robotics Engineer, and the creator of Learn Robotics.