DFRobotShop Rover V2 - Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (Basic Kit)

RobotShopSKU: RB-Rbo-33
Manufacturer #: RB-Rbo-33

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  • Versatile, programmable robot tank kit 
  • Onboard LiPo battery charger
  • Complete Arduino board built-in (Arduino Uno)
  • Dual H-bridge and onboard voltage regulator (only one battery needed) 
  • Compatible with a variety of shields 
  • Two XBee areas (2mm 10pin XBee Socket sold separately) and solder prototyping area
  • No soldering required 
  • Please verify the polarity of the connector before using this battery as it may differ from the image

The DFRobotShop Rover V2 – Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (Basic Kit) is a versatile mobile robot tank based on the popular Arduino Uno R3 USB Microcontroller microcontroller. The Rover uses the popular Tamiya twin motor gearbox and the Tamiya track and wheel set. The DFRobotShop Rover PCB incorporates a standard Arduino Uno (surface mount ATMega328), L293B motor driver (connected to pins 5 to 8), voltage regulator and prototyping area while contributing to the mechanical structural of the robot. The onboard voltage regulator allows the entire board to be powered using as little as 3.7V to ~9V*. 

Important Note: If you are using the 4xAA battery pack, please remove the LiPo jumper located at the left rear of the board.

The board does NOT include 2mm 10pin XBee Socket .

In order to make assembly as easy as possible, solderless quick connect terminals have been included to give customers the option of crimping the wires to the motors (soldering is still preferable). The DFRobotShop Rover is compatible with a variety of shields when used at the same time as the motor driver, and is compatible with all shiels when not using the motor driver. Additional features include 2x encoder connectors connected to A0 and A1 for use with the Encoder Pair for Tamiya Twin Motor Gearbox , pinout for DFRobot Bluetooth and DFRobot APC220 RF modules as well as 6x cool blue LEDs (jumper selectable) placed around the board. "DFRobotShop" = "DFRobot" + "RobotShop" (a.k.a. "DFRover").

*Note that the Tamiya Twin-Motor Gear Box included with the kit operates at 4.5V nominal. For 6V motors purchase 2x RB-Pol-202.

DFRobotShop Rover V2 - Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (Basic Kit)


  • Arduino compatible and shield stackable
  • Based on ATMEGA328 surface mount chip (Uno design) and L298P H Bridge
  • Incorporates dual H-bridge for bi-directional motor control (digital pins 5, 6, 7 and 8)
  • Voltage regulator included (connected to battery input and 3.5mm barrel connector)
  • Two XBee slots with breakout pins (switch selects which is connected to Tx/Rx) - headers sold separately
  • Solder prototyping area
  • Easy connection to DFRobot Bluetooth and APC220 wireless modules
  • “Universal connection point” at the front of the robot (see user guide for compatibility)
  • 6x Blue LEDs around the board for effect (selectable via jumper LED_SEL)
  • In-system programming via ICSP
  • 4x LEDs to indicate motor direction

Looking for products to experiment with? Consider purchasing one or more of the following:

  • PCB Dimensions: 57mm x 195mm
  • Overall dimensions: 200mm long x 108mm wide x 58mm high
  • Weight (not including batteries): 250g

Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
Love it!

Great product. Had a lot of fun assembling and programming it. Great for beginners like me. Added a Bluetooth module so I can control with my phone. Next, speech recognition!

Great educational robot kit

Hi! I just assembled and tested this robot and it's a good robot kit for people thinking on some robotics with sensors, flexible enough and with Arduino support. The kit is very comprehensive to mount, with good instructions thanks to a video in Youtube from Robotshop. It is also simple yet powerful enough to expand it with sensors and other actuators thanks to the integrated Arduino board it has. The DC motors are simple but effective with the gears and the whole structure is light but robust. It brings also several simple programs so you can start using it after mounting it, and later develop your own robot and have even mor fun! I posted a full review also here, and probably more later after I add more stuff to it ;-) http://letsmakerobots.com/node/47761

Fun to assemble, a little trouble with the bluetooth module, great fun to program!

I had the basic unit running in a couple of hours. After installing the Arduino SDK on Windows, I was pleased to fine that the SDK was quite easy to use, and you can test your Sketch program using the built in serial terminal. I had a bit of trouble with the bluetooth driver on windows, but the problem was resolved by restarting windows. I acquired a Moto Razr on ebay, and downloaded the Arduino BT Joystick app, it connected immediately. A few lines of "sketch" code and I was driving the Rover all over the house. My Rover is actually going to be the base of a plastic penguin that will be appearing in the local Community Theatre.performance of "The Man Who Came to Dinner". The complete package of Arduino, and Rover, and Android plus Bluetooth. looks like a winner. it will be easy to use and reliable enough for the stage crew to run. At under $200 for all parts including the Android based cellphone, it was quite reasonable. I haven't done any embedded computer programming since the early 80's. I'm pleasantly surprised at how quickly the entire project came together. I had expected to spend weeks on it, but it only took a few evenings. I found only three glitches in the docs; 1-- be sure to reboot Windows after installing the bluetooth driver; 2-- The Bluetooth PIN is 1234; and 3. You must remove the bluetooth module to upload your Sketch program.

Great Quality and price. A lot of fun

Great Quality and price. A lot of fun

Good for beginners

Good product, easy to build. Easy to get going with sample code. But the tracks are not very good quality.

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