KIPR Link is a Linux-based robot controller designed by the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics for use with the KISS Platform programming environment.
Featuring significant hardware and usability improvements over its predecessor, KIPR Link is an easy to use and powerful linux-based robot controller. It aims to be simple enough for a middle schooler, powerful enough for a researcher, and versatile enough for the hobbyist.
AR. Drone and the KIPR Link
KIPR Link Basic Features
- GNU/Linux based operating system
- Open-source robot control software
- Integrated color vision system
- IR Receiver and Emitter
- 800 Mhz ARMv5te CPU
- Spartan-6 FPGA
- 320 x 240 back lit LCD touchscreen
- 802.11 b/g Wifi
- 2000 mAh LiPo battery
- Internal speaker
- 1 Physical button (with 6 additional software buttons)
Input and Output
- 4 - 1 Amp motor outputs with built in PWM and PID control
- 4 Standard servo outputs
- 8 Analog inputs
- 8 Digital input/output ports
- HDMI out
- 2 USB 2.0 ports (host)
- 1 micro USB port (slave)
- 1 TTL serial port
KIPR Link Software
The native programming environment is the KISS Platform. KISS Platform and KIPR Link support the C, C++, Java and Python languages. The plugin architecture of KISS Platform allows for additional robot interfaces and compilers. All of the code is based on Qt/C++ and is open source.
The KIPR Link robot controller will use the latest version of KISS IDE 4. It will be packaged with other software in the KISS Platform.
Warning: KISS IDE 3 will not work for the new robot controller (KIPR Link). You must download and install the KISS Platform package (includes KISS IDE 4).
KIPR Link Source Code
Note: You do NOT need this to use the CBC or KISS-C on Windows or MacOS X. This is for intrepid users who want to use KISS Platform on Linux or developers who want to modify the basic functionality of KISS Platform or the KIPR Link firmware.
Source code for the KISS programming environment and the CBC firmware has been released under the GNU GPLv2. You can download the latest version of this source code from the following GitHub repositories:
You can find instructions on how to install on the Botball Community website : KISS IDE on Ubuntu
KIPR Link Firmware
Please follow the directions on how to update your KIPR Link robot controller.