iROVER – An Overview and Assembly Guide

iROVER-robotic chassis is a light weight, low cost, medium capacity multipurpose robotic chassis which provides a great opportunity for rookies as well as pros to quench at least a bit of their limitless robotic passion carvings.

    iROVER robotic chassis is  made of a 3mm thick acrylic sheet which provides a strong and rigid platform to build a robotic chassis. . It is designed with minimum number of parts considering ease of assembly. iROVER is making in such a way that it doesn’t have any sharp edges. This is to make sure that the chassis doesn’t get stuck at corners. It has got two chassis top and bottom; top chassis consist of a micro servo and both these plates together encloses two continuous rotation plastic geared servo motors with two plastic servo motor wheel powers the chassis along with a ball caster wheel for support.

     Once fully assembled, it can be easily interface with a quick start board or an Arduino development platform. The top chassis is designed in such a way that any type of PCB’s can be implemented/fix in it. The main advantage of iROVER is that as we are using servo motor, the major out-coming will be great accuracy with high speed controlling. iROVER is also capable of carrying a proximity sensor like SHARP IR or RhydoLabz® ECHO Ultrasonic on its pan head which could either be attached on the servo neck/head or slots provided on the top plate

     In the bottom chassis, between caster wheel and motors the spaces are provided for holding two 4xAAA batteries. Whereas the top plate has slots to hold a toggle switch which could be used to disconnect battery from the circuit while not in use.

     Smart could be made even smarter by simply purchasing the add-on kits available at RhydoLabz which gives access to more pan heads, array holds & spares which simply enhances the features of iROVER.

iROVER Features

  • Available in kit form
  • All Hardware and Tools Included
  • Standard PWM Interface
  • Easy interface with quick start boards and Arduino development platform
  • Well Designed Chassis
  • 4 X AA battery holder
  • 2-wheel drive moving platform
  • Plastic Rims with Solid Rubber Tires

Basic applications of iROVER robotic kit 

  • Line tracking
  • Wireless/wired controlling
  • Wall hugging
  • Autonomous obstacle avoidance
  • Maze solving mouse
  • And many more ….

  Specifications

  • Length 176mm
  • Width 120mm 
  • Height 70mm (excluding microservo & pan head)
  • Continuous Rotation  Servo Motor
    • Rated Voltage 4.8V~6V
  • Micro Servo Motor 
    • Operating Speed :0.18sec/60degree (4.8V)0.16sec/60degree (13V)
    • Stall Torque:3kg.cm/41.74oz.in(4.8V)3.2kg.cm/44.52oz.in(6V)
    • Operating Voltage :4.8V~6V
  • Toggle Switch
    • Double Pole Double Through
    • Rated Current 3A
    • Rated Voltage 50V

 Parts included in iROVER kitThe components included in the iROVER kit is shown below

iROVER Assembling Steps

Step 1: Assemble caster ball wheel :-
         To assemble iRover, first take the bottom chassis and fix the caster ball wheel.

Step 2 : Assemble spacers :-
         Fix the spacers. This will give spacing between top and bottom chassis.

Step 3: Assemble motor holders :-
         Make the motor holder from acrylic sheet and screw it to the continuous rotation servo motor.

Step 4: Assemble motors :-
         The motor holders along with the motors is fixed on top of the bottom chassis.

Step 5: Assembled motors side view :-
         After fixing the motor , it will look like the picture given below. In the figure the side view is given.

Step 6: Assemble micro servo motors and Switch:-
         The micro servo motor and toggle switch is fixed on the bottom of the top chassis as in the figure given below.

 Step 7 : Assemble Chassis_top :-
          Fix the top chassis along with micro servo and toggle switch above the bottom chassis.

Step 8 : Assemble Wheels :-
         Connect the wheels to the wheel axis of rotation. ie to the continuous rotation servomotor.

Step 9: Assemble Pan Head :-
          Fix the pan head on top of the top chassis. This is is connected to the micro servo.

Step 10: Finished :-
           Now iROVER assembling is over. The finished product is as shown in the figure given below.

User can also add an Array Holder to the front or rear side of the finished assembly just as shown in the picture below. This array holder is used to hold sensors.

Some more pictures of iROVER is shown below
 

 

How to Buy:

Click here to buy rhydoLABZ  FS5103R 3kg.cm Continuous Rotation Plastic geared Servo.
Click here to buy rhydoLABZ Servo Motor Wheel Red-6mm Hole Diameter .
Click here to buy rhydoLABZ FS90 Analog Plastic geared Micro Servo. 

Support: Please share your ideas with us, visit our forum for discussion

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ):Q. Which Arduino boards are compatible with iROVER ?
Ans. All types of Arduino board can be mounted on iROVER.

Q. What if any of my chassis parts gets damaged or broken?
Ans. You can find two extra motor holder pieces along with this kit. But if any other parts gets damaged, you will have purchase an add-on kit for extra spares.

Q. How many pan head do we really get with this kit?
Ans. Only one pan head is provide with this kit, but user can buy the required extra pan head and  others from RhydoLabz Add-On kits

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