Welcome to the RoboWars Store
In future, this section will exapnd to include any unique
products we think are worth offering to the Australian Robot Building Community.
Our First Product is..
Finally, an economical answer for the Australian Bot Builder is here.
After many months of R&D, Robowars are happy to offer for sale The IBC..
to control your bot all on one compact board.
"The Integrated Bot Controller" (IBC) has.
- TWO x 50 Amp Heatsinked MOSFET Motor Control
Two channels means no need for seperate left & right
controllers with the IBC. Combining both sides in one board has allowed
us to save space, weight, cables and complexity, and unlike most Fan-Only
cooled controllers that have no heatsinks on their Mosfets , the
IBC will handle huge power surges wthout destruction thanks to its Hi-Capacity
Perfect for Featherweight, Lightweight, and even some middlweight Robots,
the IBC has successfully driven Drill Motors, Compressors, Windscreen Wiper
Motors, Golf Buggy Drives and more.
- TWO x Auxillary Relay Outputs to trigger your
Weapons from your controls
Want more than a wedge-bot ? You will need a 3rd Radio Control channel to
activate that flipper, spinner or other weapon. The IBC will decode that
3rd channel into *two* relay outputs. One for stick-forward, and one for
stick back. Dual Controls are here. How many weapons and arms can you think
of for you bot with this feature ?
- FLIP input that reverses the steering controls
if your bot is inverted
Have you tried to drive your 'bot when its upside down ? Confusing isnt
it ? Everything is backwards to what you are used to. With the IBC, just
flip a switch on your control (uses 3rd RC Channel), and your controls are
back to normal ! Or connect the FLIP to a tilt-switch and have the bot automatically
sense which way up it is and adjust itself !
- LOW VOLTAGE switching regulator - runs off
ANYTHING from 4v - 36v
Nearly all other controllers out there require at least 10 volts input to
keep them working. Any less and everything stops. Thats OK if you are running
24v or more worth of batteries. But that isnt always possible in lightweight
designs. Or if your batteries voltage drops a little under the load. But
with the IBC, there's no need to worry, the switching voltage regulator
design will keep the circuitry ticking no matter what. No sudden microprocessor
halts as the main batteries voltage fades under load.
- Built-in FAILSAFE function. Pass any Radio control
safety test first time.
If for any reason the IBC loses the signal from your radio, or receives
an invalid (interfered with) signal. It stops all movement and powers down
the weapons - *immediately*. This is essential for safe usage of
any weapon equipped bots. In fact most competitions will not allow you to
compete if you cannot demonstrate a working failsafe. Usually the tester
will turn off your Radio Transmitter - and If your Bot so much as twitches
while its off, you fail and get sent home. The IBC's built in failsafe ensures
your bot will never do something you didnt tell it to
- Built in MIX Function. No more Tank-Steering.
One joystick drives AND turns
Can you "Tank Steer" ? Thats where each stick on your
radio controls a seperate motor. Trust us, its hard. "Mixing"
refers to "merging" the two joystick controls into one. (a two-direction
joystick capable transmitter is required), so that the same stick that makes
you go forwards and backwards, also turns you side to side. Its FAR
easier to control your bot this way. Most controllers require you to buy
an additional, external "Mixer", The IBC does it all for you.
(this feature can be disabled if you want to tank steer
for some reason)
- Built in BRAKE function. Center
your transmitter stick, and your Bot screeches to a halt using active current-recirculation-techniques.
No coasting to a stop further than you wanted. This offers far more precise
position control than is achievable with any un-braked controller. (this
feature can optionally be disabled)
- Built in BATTERY ELIMINATOR Circuit.
- Eliminate that Radio Reciver Battery ! Do you know how many fights have
been lost (and RC Airplanes crashed) due to a failed, flat or just plain
"forgot-to-turn it on" receiver battery ? Its even happened to
World Battlebot Champions. With the IBC's Battery elimintor circuit, your
receiver can be powered from your controller. Through the same switching
regulator design that makes the IBC low-voltage proof, your receiver will
never "Go Deaf" from a bad Rx battery on you.
- BATTLE PROVEN DESIGN. Although the
IBC is new, its Mosfet drive circuitry and Software code is completely based
on the proven OSMC Controller used in many winning bots. No unexpected crashes
or mis-driven Mosfets will stop this controller. The experience of hundreds
of people has gone into making the OSMC design, with its circuit digrams
and code available for all to see. Team Razer recently changed to OSMC based
controllers and think the improvment in power, control and smoothness is
- AUSTRALIAN DESIGNED AND MADE - Maximum
value for money
Designed by a Melbourne based Electronic Engineer with over 15 years of
experience, local technical support available, no phone calls or shipping
to/from the UK or US, No Import Duties to pay. This is why the IBC is such
good value for money.
- FULLY OPEN SOURCE - No "Secret"
circuit diagrams or "confidential" code is used in the IBC. Circuit
Diagrams and Board layouts are available for you to download so you can
see what you are getting, and understand how it works. Repair or Customize
it yourself if you like (electronics skill required), or just know that
we have nothing to hide
- ALL IN ONE DESIGN - Simple to connect and
use. No complex programming or configuration required, just plug it in and
- COMPACT SIZE - Just 130mm
wide x 55mm High x 30mm thick.
Extensive use of Surface Mount components and careful PCB layout has allowed
us to pack this controller into the smallest possible size for its functionality.
See if you can find another controller with equivalent capabilities this
small. Just what you need to have maximum space inside your bot for everything
See if you can find ANY other controller out there that offers
the features the IBC does for such a low price. We couldnt, which is why we
decided to make our own, now we'd like to share our work with the builders
and help advance the Tech Sport of the Future
for an assembled and tested
$10 will cover postage & packing
Payment can be via Direct-Bank-Deposit or Transfer
or cheque (clearing delay before shipment)
IBC is now available in the UK through Featherweights.org.
(click on the image below to go to their sales page)
International Shipping, The
strong Australian dollar and the import taxes have combined to make them moderately
expensive in the UK, but there is nothing we can do about that. Keep in mind
when comparing their prices to our Australian price that all these additionals
will be added even if you purchase directly from us, so you are probably better
off going through them.
All other Enquiries and Sales contact via email at
The IBC Manual is available
In Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) Format,
you can find it here.
IBC Manual v0.1
RoboWars is also working on producing 200 Amp and 400 Amp controllers for
the bigger bots. These should be available later this year. See the controller-guides
page for more information.