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Chasis Rover5

Precio de lista: MXN$1,130.00  
(IVA incluido) Usted ahorra: MXN$240.00 (21%)

Chasis Rover5 con 2 motores SIN encoders.

This tracked chassis from Dagu Electronics makes a great base for building a small, tank-like RC vehicle or autonomous robot. The chassis includes a battery holder and two DC motors, with an independent drive train for each tread, so all you need to add to make a complete robot is a robot controller and the sensors of your choosing. A unique mechanism allows you to configure the clearance of the chassis by adjusting the angle of the gearbox assemblies.This version of the chassis does not have encoders.

The Rover 5 tracked chassis, made by Dagu Electronics, is a durable robot platform with caterpillar treads that let it drive over many types of surfaces and uneven terrain. All you need to get the chassis moving is a robot controller or motor controller to drive the two built-in DC motors, which powered by the included 6-AA battery holder (AA batteries sold separately). A small Phillips screwdriver and an Allen wrench are included for working with the chassis.

The chassis features a rugged white plastic body with room to house the included battery holder and some additional electronics. The two powerful motors with 86.8:1 gearboxes are strong enough to lift the weight of the chassis and allow it to achieve speeds as high as 10 in/s (25 cm/s).

A unique feature of this chassis is the ability to adjust its height—and, therefore, the clearance under its body—by changing the angles at which the gearbox assemblies are mounted on the body. Interlocking teeth on the body and the gearboxes hold them in place and allow you to make adjustments in 5° increments by unscrewing a metal bracket inside the chassis, removing a gearbox, and reinserting it at a different angle. The elastic rubber tracks maintain sufficient tension with several different gearbox angles, allowing the chassis height to vary by nearly 1.5" (3.8 cm).

Dagu Rover 5 tracked chassis configured in its default, flattened position.
Dagu Rover 5 chassis configured in its maximally elevated position.

The outer dimensions of the chassis are approximately 9.5" long, 9" wide, and 3" tall in its default, flattened configuration (with the front and rear gearboxes mounted at an angle of 180° to each other).

Feature summary

Dagu Rover 5 tracked chassis, bottom view, showing adjustable gearbox assemblies.
  • durable plastic body
  • 6-AA battery holder included
  • two brushed DC motors with 210 mA free run and 2.4 A stall current at 7.2 V
  • maximum speed of 10 in/s (25 cm/s) at 7.2 V
  • ability to scale inclines limited only by friction
  • height and clearance can be varied by adjusting gearbox angles
  • dimensions: 9.5" × 9" × 3" (24.5 × 22.5 × 7.5 cm) in default configuration
  • weight: 1.6 lb (0.72 kg)

Expanding the chassis

This chassis is compatible with our 1/8" acrylic RP5 expansion plates, which are available in narrow and wide versions and make it easy to add your control electronics, sensors, wireless modules, servos, etc. The plates feature flexible mounting hole patterns and include four tapping screws to mount the plate to the chassis (although we have noticed a misalignment between the mounting holes on the expansion plates and the Rover 5, so you might only be able to secure two of the screws on opposing corners).

Dagu Rover 5 chassis with Orangutan SVP robot controller and additional electronics mounted to an RP5/Rover 5 expansion plate (narrow).

Using the Chassis

With only four motor leads and two battery leads, it is easy to interface the chassis with most dual motor controllers and robot controllers. Simply connect the battery holder leads to the controller's power source and the motor leads to the controller's motor driver outputs. Each set of motor leads is terminated with a female 3.96 mm pitch, 3-pin JST VH-style connector (the middle pin is not used), which our male premium jumper wires plug into nicely.

The TReX Jr dual motor controller makes it easy to turn this chassis into a platform that can be controlled by RC signals or serial commands, or you can accomplish the same thing by pairing two of our newer Simple Motor Controllers. The Orangutan SV-328 or Baby Orangutan robot controllers work well with this chassis and make it easy to get an autonomous robot up and running (note: the stall current exceeds the ratings for these robot controllers, so make sure to avoid stalling the motors).

File downloads

Rover 5 datasheet (624k pdf)
Datasheet for the Rover 5 tracked chassis.

Recommended links

Rover 5 outdoor demonstration video
Video of the Rover 5 tracked chassis driving around outdoors under radio control.

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