M.A.R.S. Rover Robot for BBC Micro:Bit

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M.A.R.S. Rover Robot for BBC Micro:Bit

Shipping starts w/b 25th November

The 4tronix M.A.R.S. Rover is loosely based on the Curiosity and Mars 2020 rovers from NASA/JPL. It uses the same rocker arm, bogey and differential arm mechanism.


Some stats on the 4tronix M.A.R.S. Rover

  • 6 Motors. 80 rpm 6V, N20 micro gear motors
  • 4 Servos. MG90S metal gear analog micro servos
  • 4 Smart RGB LEDs
  • Ultrasonic distance sensor onm steerable mast
  • Total number of special PCBs: 30
  • Number of different PCB designs: 11
  • Length: 200mm
  • Width: 185mm
  • Height without Mast and Microbit: 95mm
  • Height with Mast: 170mm

There is a Makecode extension that makes it easy to control the unit. More features are still being added.

Also there are accessories on the way. Currently there is a working prototype of a keypad and we hope to have an arm and grabber shortly.

The M.A.R.S. Rover requires 4 good quality rechargeable batteries (not included). We recommend Energizer Extreme or Eneloop. This link provides 4 great batteries and a fast charger.

Microbit is not included.

See our blog entry for details of assembly and coding

Note: These are hand-kitted to order. There may be a few days delay between ordering and shipping. Contact us if you need it expediting

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