The Carpet Rover robot delivers reliable performance teaching many aspects of mobile robotics.

Carpet Rover robotAbout the Carpet Rover
The Carpet Rover robot delivers reliable performance teaching many aspects of mobile robotics. The robot features; a large 8″x8″ base, dual HS-422 servo drive system, a quality tail wheel, and a host of microcontroller and sensor options. The Lynx motion Carpet Rover is an affordable system with a time tested rock solid design that will last and last. Everything needed to assemble the base robot is included in the kit, however additional electronics are required to make the robot move. We have several solutions to choose from.

The Mechanics
The robot is made from ultra-tough laser-cut Lexan structural components, black anodized aluminum servo brackets, and custom injection molded components. The robot includes two Hitec HS-422 servo motors that require modification for continuous rotation. It’s a relatively simple procedure that is covered in great detail. The tail wheel assembly is top notch and won’t bind in tight turns.

Controlling the Robot
The robots servo motors can be controlled directly from a microcontroller, such as a BASIC ATOM, BS2 or OOPic-C with our Next Step carrier, or with the OOPic-R microcontroller. In an effort to make things simpler we are offering the robot in combo packages depending on how the user wants to control it. Just scroll down till you see the option you are interested in.

Important!
To keep costs down we are not providing printed Assembly Guides. They are provided online, so you will need to print them when you order the kits. By providing the Assembly Guides online we can provide more detailed and up to date information than the old hardcopy method allowed. The Assembly Guides can be found at the bottom of this page.

Carpet Rover Basic Kit
* This is the basic kit without processor or sensors
* Classic differential drive with caster wheel design
* Precision laser-cut chassis

Includes

* Laser cut Lexan chassis
* Next Step Carrier (NS-01)
* Custom aluminum servo brackets
* Two Hitec HS-422 servos
* Two 3″ foam rubber tires
* High quality tail wheel assembly
* Hardware

Carpet Rover Combo Kit
* Prewritten programs for the popular BS2 microcontroller
* Classic differential drive with caster wheel design
* Precision laser-cut chassis

Includes

* Carpet Rover Basic Kit (CR2-KT)
* DB9 Prog Cable (DB9-02)
* BS2 Module (BS2-01)
* BS Prog. Manual V2 (BSM-01)
* Infrared Proximity Detector (IRPD-01)
* Tracker (TRA-01)
* Ni-MH Battery Charger (DSBC-01)
* 7.2 Volt Ni-MH Battery Pack (BAT-02)
* 7.2 Volt Quick Connect (BATC-01)

Carpet Rover OOPic-R Combo Kit
* Prewritten programs for the popular OOPic-R

* Classic differential drive with caster wheel design* Precision laser-cut chassis

Includes

* CR Kit with OOPic-R (not available separately)
* DB9 Prog Cable (DB9-02)
* Infrared Prox. Det. (IRPD-01)
* Tracker (TRA-01)
* Connector Kit (CK-01)
* Ni-MH Battery Charger (DSBC-01)
* 7.2 Volt Ni-MH Battery Pack (BAT-02)
* 7.2 Volt Quick Connect (BATC-01)

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