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This mecanum wheel Arduino robot platform is designed and fabricated in North Carolina USA and fully supported by SuperDroid Robots, an industry leader in robotics. This robot kit includes the CNC cut 4WD base intended for our IG42 gear motors and Nexus Mecanum wheels or omni directional wheels. The chassis is a rigid gusseted aluminum frame (1/8") that is precisely fabricated using state of the art CNC equipment. Each wheel is supported by a flanged, double-sealed ball bearing for extra support. It is designed for all our planetary IG42 and IG42P gear motors with or without encoders. It is NOT intended for our right angle IG42 gear motors. This robot platform is specifically designed for direct driving with Nexus mecanum wheels and hubs (listed in the options below). This robot is a more robust version of the
IG42 Mecanum Wheel Vectoring Robot. See our vectoring robot page for more details about our All Terrain Robots. If you need this robot customized beyond the provided options below, Contact us .
This kit is perfect for creation of an Autonomous robot. We offer a wide variety of
sensors to develop autonomy. We also offer a RC override option so you can control the robot with a Spektrum controller. Standard Configuration:
Wheels: 6 inch Nexus Mecanum Wheels - Ball Bearing
Wheel hubs and shafts: 1/2 Inch Nexus Robot Aluminum Wheel Hub with 1/2" 8mm adaptor shaft
Motors: Qty. 4 IG42 24VDC Right Angle 122 RPM. (Qty 4)
Motor Controller: Qty. 2 Sabertooth Dual 25A Motor Driver (Qty. 2) One per two motors
Battery: 12V SLA battery with 7Ahrs of capacity providing a 2-4 hours of operation depending on use (Additional battery options are available as options)
Includes battery chargers Mecanum Vectoring Robot Platform Base - IG42 Medium Duty
All the electrical connectors, wires, etc. and hardware needed to get you started
Unassembled (assembly can be selected as an option)
Specifications of this configuration:
Drive Method: Direct drive.
Axle Mount: Single Bearing (SB) - the axles are direct driven by the motor and supported by a single ball bearing.
Speed: 190 ft/min (with 122 RPM motors and 6" wheels). Different motors can be selected below to adjust the speed. Use our Robot Speed Calculator for calculating the speed with different motors.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 22.5 x 18.7 x 6 inches (wheel height, without batteries).
Weight: Approximately 30lbs.
Capacity: Payload of approximately 50 lbs. (smooth floor). Available Options:
The standard items and options are listed below. They are listed as links and can be clicked to view further details. We offer many different motors, motor controllers, batteries, etc. so you can configure the robot to your exact needs. The weight of the robot, its capacity, speed, etc. depend on how the robot is configured. The item details of the options listed below will specify weights, sizes, etc. The default options listed below are what we recommend as a good starting point.
Contact us if you need help selecting options or need custom configuration.
This robot can be configured with encoders used for telemetry and/or speed control. They are very useful if you are planning on making your robot semi-autonomous. Our motors use hall-effect encoders.
For more information, check out these blog posts
Contact us if you need help selecting options or need a custom configuration. Documentation and Support:
This item usually ships within 3-7 days depending on volume
Assembly adds a couple more days
Need it faster?
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The video below shows the mecanum wheels in action.