Rover 5 is a new breed of tracked robot chassis designed specifically for students and hobbyist. Unlike conventional tracked chassis’s the clearance can be adjusted by rotating the gearboxes in 5-degree increments. “Stretchy” rubber treads maintain tension as the clearance is raised.
Inside of the chassis are 4 noise suppression coils at the bottom and a battery holder that accepts 6x AA batteries (not included). It is recommended to use NiMh batteries as they last longer and have a higher current output than Alkaline batteries.
Each gearbox has an 87:1 ratio and includes an optical quadrature encoder that gives 1000 pulses over 3 revolutions of the output shaft. The chassis can be upgraded to include four motors and encoders making it ideal for mecanum wheels.
- Motor rated voltage: 7.2V
- Motor stall current: 2.5A
- Output shaft stall torque: 10Kg/cm
- Gearbox ratio: 86.8:1
- Encoder type: Quadrature
- Encoder resolution: 1000 state changes per 3 wheel rotations
- Speed: 1Km/hr
- Four motors
- Four encoders
- Encoder interface:
- Red = +5V
- Black = 0V
- Yellow and White = Quadrature encoder outputs