- 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.
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”.
- 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