Mini DFRobotShop Rover Kit (No Arduino)

RobotShopSKU: RB-Rbo-168

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  •  Small, inexpensive tracked platform kit
  •  Mounting for Arduino Uno (Sold separately)
  •  Frame made out of laser-cut Lexan parts
  •  Comes with the DFRobotShop Rover Mobile Robot Shield
  •  Includes LiPo battery and onboard charger
  • Please verify the polarity of the connector before using this battery as it may differ from the image

The Mini DFRobotShop Rover Development Platform (No Arduino) is a small, inexpensive tracked platform which provides you with the basic tools needed to experiment with Arduino-based programming and mobile robots. An shield-compatible Arduino-based microcontroller (such as the Arduino Uno) must be purchased separately. The frame is made out of durable laser-cut Lexan parts, and the drive system is comprised of the Tamiya Twin-Motor Gear Box  (must be assembled in configuration A) and a Tamiya Track and Wheel Set .

The DFRobotShop Rover Shield is the ideal “all in one” shield for small, Arduino-based mobile robot development. The shield allows you to power your Arduino using a 3.7V LiPo battery (also included with this kit) and even has a 3.7V LiPo charger onboard, allowing you to charge the battery via USB. The onboard L298P H-bridge (dual brushed DC motor controller) is perfect for controlling two small, low voltage gear motors and allows for full control over speed and direction. Additional features include a universal IR receiver, XBee headers and analog pins broken out (for easy connection to sensors). When stacking multiple shields, or when using the shield with an Arduino-based board which has additional built-in features, be sure to check the pins which are used, as some may interfere with one another.

Mini DFRobotShop Rover Kit (No Arduino)

Mounting hardware for a microcontroller is included (Arduino Uno suggested). There is a 36mm wide x 7mm high gap in the top support plate for the 3.7V, 1000mAh LiPo battery. Foam is included so it is a “friction fit”.

Shield Features

  • Dual DC motor controller (3.5 to 9V and up to 2A per channel)
  • Onboard voltage regulator
  • 3.7V LiPo battery charger (via micro USB connector)
  • XBee headers
  • 38Khz Universal IR receiver (~10m unobstructed range)
  • On/Off switch & reset button
  • 3-pin analog headers (signal / 5V / GND)
  • Shield stacking headers

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