This a prebuilt robot assembled from the MLT-JR Tracked Robot. The robot is being sold in the configuration listed below. The prebuilt robot is fully assembled, tested and is ready to run. For a customized configuration please follow the preceding link and select the options you desire on the bottom of the item page. If further customization is required, please fill out our Custom Robot Request Form. This item does not qualify for free shipping.
The robot comes with a welded aluminum chassis, wheels hubs and tracks. Each track is driven by a planetary gear motor delivering smooth reliable power. The sprocket wheels are mounted directly to the motor output shaft and an idler wheel is bolted to the chassis. The tracks are molded 4 ply seamless tracks offering exceptional strength and quality. The motor and track combination allow this robot to go over most terrain, yet its size makes it very maneuverable indoors. The robot uses differential steering (movement is based on two separately driven wheels placed on either side of the robot body. It can thus change its direction by varying the relative rate of rotation of its tracks).
The robot uses a Roboclaw 2X7A Motor Controller and encoders for closed loop speed control. Rather than just blindly sending a voltage to the motor controller, the motor controller is able to look at the encoder pulses and determine how much voltage should be sent to each motor. This enables the robot to drive at a calculated speed with different loads and drive very straight.
The compact (0.4″ × 0.5″) D24V5F5 switching step-down (or buck) voltage regulator takes an input voltage between 7V and 36V and efficiently reduces it to 5V while allowing for a maximum output current of 500 mA.
This is our IG42 DB Heavy Duty Vectoring All-Terrain Robot Chassis. It is designed for our IG42 motors with 6 inch mecanum wheels.