For more information please see our "How to build a Autonomous Robot" page
This robot is built, designed, and programmed specifically as a promotional robot to be given away to a lucky winner! As participants, we will take your input on what features should be included how the robot should be programmed. The robot is equipped with an Arduino Mega, sensors, motors, etc. as described below. Using the provided Arduino, let us know how you want the robot to respond autonomously to situations! We will take the best, coolest, and most popular suggestions and implement them. The final source code will be shared publicly in the spirit of education and open source.
This autonomous Arduino Mega powered mecanum wheel 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 IG32 gear motors and Nexus Mecanum wheels. The chassis is cut on our CNC plasma table and bent on our CNC break press. Its made of 3/32" thick Aluminum. This robot platform is specifically designed for direct driving with mecanum wheels and hubs (listed below). See our vectoring robot page for more details of the cool things a mecanum wheel robot can do.
The video shows a mecanum robot on the same chassis running. It is not the exact same robot as is being sold in the contest.
The 4 inch (100mm) aluminum Mecanum wheel set (2x Left, 2x Right) allows your robot to easily move forward and backward (reverse), laterally, diagonally, or spin in a circle. Each roller is supported with ball bearings.
These 8mm bore flush mounted hubs move the wheels closer to the chassis, lessening the cantilever load. They are specifically designed for our Nexus mecanum wheels.
SparkFun's minimal design approach to Arduino. This is a 5V Arduino running the 16MHz bootloader.
900 MHz Rubber Duck Antenna - SMA Male Connector