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Rover V2 – Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (XBee Kit)

$999,999.00

The DFRobotShop Rover V2 – Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (XBee Kit) is a versatile mobile robot tank based on the popular Arduino Uno 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*

Description

• Xbee version of the DFRobotShop Rover
• 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
• 2x XBee transceiver modules, XBee shield and XBee-USB included
• Onboard charger and LiPo battery included

XBee headers need to be soldered

The DFRobotShop Rover V2 – Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (XBee Kit) is a versatile mobile robot tank based on the popular Arduino Uno 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*

The DFRobotShop Rover XBee kit includes everything in the DFRobotShop Rover Basic Kit as well as :
• 2x XBee modules (one to mount to the DFRobotShop Rover, the other to connect to the computer)
• 1x USB to XBee breakout board
• 1x 3.7V LiPo battery
• 1x USB cable

Important Notes:

1) If you are using the 4xAA battery pack, please remove the jumper located at the left rear of the board.

2) This kit requires that you solder XBee headers to the board (solder to position XBEE2). If you do NOT want to solder, please purchase the following shield: Arduino Wireless Shield ; or other shield with XBee headers.

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 shields 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.

*Note that the motors included with the kit operate at 4.5V nominal. For 6V motors.

 

DFRobotShop Rover

 

Features
• 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 headers with breakout pins (switch selects which is connected to Tx/Rx)
• Solder prototyping area
• Easy connection to DFRobot Bluetooth and APC220 wireless modules
• “Universal connection point” at the front of the robot (see specifications 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

Dimensions
• PCB Dimensions: 57mm x 195mm
• Overall dimensions: 200mm long x 108mm wide x 58mm high
• Weight (not including batteries): 260g

Whats included 

• Fully assembled DFRobotShop Rover PCB
• DFRobotShop Rover aluminum frame (left and right sides) and hardware
• Tamiya Twin Motor Gear Box
• Tamiya Track and Wheel Set
• 2x SFE Maxstream 1mW XBee Transceiver Modules (chip antennae)
• XBee headers (one pair)
• DFRobot Xbee USB adapter
• SFE Lithium Polymer Battery Cell – 3.7V 1000mAh

MiniB USB cable sold separately

PDF Files
DFRobotShop Rover Manual (revision V1.5 coming soon)
DFRobotSHop Rover Schematic (revision V1.5 coming soon)
Light sensor datasheet

Websites

Arduino Learning Center

MyRobots.com DFRobotShop Rover Wiki Page

ZIP Files
DFRobotShop Rover PCB (revision V1.5 coming soon)

Additional information

Weight 1 kg