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DFRobotShop Rover Kits

The DFRobotShop Rover incorporates a full Arduino USB microcontroller into the top PCB, which also serves as the top of the frame. Also incorporated into the PCB is a dual motor controller, voltage regulator, shield-compatible pin headers and more! The DFRobotShop Rover platform is one of the lowest priced programmable mobile platforms based on Arduino available on the market today.

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  • DFRobotShop Rover V2 - Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (Basic Kit)
    Versatile Platform
    Review by Jacob
    As my first foray into robotics, this platform was a fantastic choice. It's well-constructed, sturdy, and uses a lot of standards. Being based on an Arduino Uno with plenty of expansion ports like the XBee sockets gives it a ton of flexibility. To mine, I added an ultrasonic sensor, a temperature and humidity sensor, and a security camera. I highly recommend the available expansion plate if you want to affix anything to the top of your rover.
    (Posted on 7/11/14)
  • DFRobotShop Mecanum Rover 2.0 - Arduino Compatible Robot (Basic Kit)
    Let down by one flaw
    Review by Joel
    Kit is of reasonable physical quality, except the USB port is only soldered down and quite weak. Major design flaw in the board is that the PWM output for the motors uses up all the timer pins on the arduino.

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    Hi Joel,

    We are certainly sorry to hear that you had an issue with the USB connector, and assuming the product was under warranty, would have replaced the entire board free of charge. With regard to the pinout, we had to choose four pins to dedicate to the onboard dual motor controller. We did our bes tot choose pins which are as little used by other shields as possible. Unfortunately a Mecanum driven robot requires a total of four H-bridges (each needs one digital pin and one PWM pin), meaning a total of eight of the 13 digital pins on the Arduino are used. If you add encoders, those require a further four pins, leaving only the analog and either the Tx or Rx pin.

    The RobotShop Team

    (Posted on 6/4/14)
  • DFRobotShop Rover V2 - Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (Basic Kit)
    Excellent
    Review by Wade
    This is very easy and simple to put together and can do a lot depending on the sensors and components you add to it. A great robot to play around with!
    (Posted on 5/7/14)
  • DFRobotShop Rover V2 - Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (Basic Kit)
    Very cool
    Review by Dwayne
    Very nice to put together. The arduino is very easy to program. I can't wait to put a shield and some sensors on it. I think I stretched one of the treads putting it together so I am ordering a few more sets.
    (Posted on 4/18/14)
  • DFRobotShop Rover V2 - Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (Basic Kit)
    Good Product
    Review by Robot Fan
    I like this product because it is based on arduino and can do lot of things with it and also it is a inexpensive robo.
    (Posted on 11/16/13)
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Posted on April 23, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits, Where to Start.

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Posted on August 14, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits.

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Posted on March 28, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Where to Start.

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Posted on February 21, 2012

By Carlos Asmat & filled under Cloud Robotics, Competitions.

In just 10 days the first Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon will take place. Join the 200 people already registered for a full weekend of hacking and connecting robots to the cloud. If you are not aware yet of what this hackathon is all about, see our previous coverage. If you areĀ attendingĀ or planing to attend, you [...]
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... it's best to simply purchase another DFRobotShop Rover kit and add the components you want. http://www.robotshop.com/eu/en/dfrobotshop-rover-arduino-robot-construction-kits.html Since the robot is based on the Arduino Uno, you can use ...
2014-10-03 16:03 by CBenson
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... to purchase http://www.robotshop.com/eu/en/dfrobotshop-rover-tracked-robot-basic-kit.html and want to add an ultrasonic ... the box will all of the parts supplied between the 3 kits? Also as an additional question. I'm looking to also ...
2014-10-02 19:04 by Medelwr
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In this case, the "Rovers" category (2av) would ideally be for Lynxmotion rovers only. Since the DFRobotShop Rover is not a Lynxmotion product, the post ... Would it be better to merge them with the other robot kits? I think I would avoid any category that deal with ...
2013-12-23 13:43 by mariostg
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... - keep it coming!. So Should I post in Rover or tracked category. If that is not important ... be for Lynxmotion rovers only. Since the DFRobotShop Rover is not a Lynxmotion product, the ... called Robots and one called Robots and Kits. Each section contains too much redundancy ...
2013-12-23 09:32 by CBenson
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... a given post might belong to. Per example, DFRobotShop Rover is a tracked robot. So Should I post in Rover or tracked ... one section called Robots and one called Robots and Kits. Each section contains too much redundancy (Arms in ...
2013-12-21 15:08 by mariostg
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... chose the robot we would have suggested. The DFRobotShop Rover is based on Arduino and as such is very expandable. ... suggest starting with either the XBee of Bluetooth kits so the robot can be controlled remotely via the computer. ...
2012-12-03 10:47 by CBenson
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... and I am not familiar with all choices. Are DFRobotShop Rover Arduino Compatible Kits a good choice? I am willing to spent 200$ to 250$, including ...
2012-12-01 16:14 by ragoran
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... needed, nor can any additional parts be added. DFRobotShop Rover v2.0 This comes as a kit and is intended as a base ... of the ClawBot we would suggest one of the started kits . The DFRobotShop Rover series allow you to create ...
2012-11-29 09:24 by CBenson
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... forth) consider either the Bluetooth or XBee DFRobotShop Rover Kits . These platforms are for people who want to get started with ...
2012-11-21 15:47 by CBenson
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Thank you, I really appreciate your advice!
I'll take a look at the DFRobotShop Rover as well.
2012-11-03 07:56 by becka
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... http://www.arduino.cc . For under $200, it's a good place to start. The DFRobotShop Rover would also be a good choice (and is incredibly popular), but the sensors and accessories ...
2012-11-01 08:52 by CBenson
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... then, with the most recent project being the DFRobotShop Rover and the M100RAK. The RobotShop Team It would be quite ... we encourage you to reply to this post with products, kits or project ideas which you think we should come out ...
2012-09-13 16:18 by CBenson
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Both the kits RB-Rbo-40: DFRobotShop Rover XBee Kit and RB-Rbo-41: DFRobotShop Rover Bluetooth Kit are controllable ...
2012-06-06 08:16 by CBenson
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... assign are 3, 11, 12 and 13. If you have the DFRobotShop Rover version, the pins are the same as those in the sample ... use the same PCB. Not to worry - there will be upgrade kits as well if you purchased a V1, V1.5 or V2.
2012-04-16 08:13 by CBenson
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... the DFRobot I/O Expansion Board V5 with the DFRobotShop Rover . You could use two XBee modules to provide wireless ... servos and other sensors. The V2.0 XBee and Bluetooth kits will likely use this shield. Hope this helps,
2011-11-28 09:27 by CBenson
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