The chassis features a durable gray or yellow plastic body with room to house the included battery holder and some additional electronics, rubber treads for tackling uneven surfaces, and powerful motors that are strong enough to lift its own weight and let it achieve speeds as high as 6 in/s (15 cm/s). The outer dimensions of the chassis are approximately 7″ long, 5.5″ wide and 2.5″ tall. One of the gears in each drive train has a hole that can be used for tracking motor rotation with a resolution of 4 counts per output shaft revolution, which corresponds to linear distance of about 1.5 inches.The RP5 tracked chassis is a mobile robot platform that uses caterpillar treads to drive over a variety of surfaces, turn in place, and smoothly handle small bumps and obstacles. Simply connect a robot controller or motor controller to the included 6-AA battery holder (AA batteriessold separately) and two DC motors to get the platform moving.
durable plastic bodyFeature summary
- 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 6 in/s (15 cm/s) at 7.2 V
- ability to scale inclines limited only by friction
- dimensions: 7″ x 5.5″ x 2.5″ (18 x 14 x 6 cm)
- weight: 15 oz (425 g)