Red Rover is a simple 2WD robot chassis that gets your projects moving quickly! Unlike other robots that need expensive motor control boards, Elmwood Electronics' Red Rover comes with a really simple motor controller board. If you can make servos move, you can make Red Rover move!
How it works
Red Rover includes a motor driver board that makes the wheel drive motors appear as two continuous rotation servos:
So you'll be able to use your micro-controller's standard servo library to drive Red Rover. Set the motor to 180° and it'll drive at 100% forward. Set it to 0°, and the motor will run backwards at full speed. Set it to 90° and it stops.
This graph gives a more detailed timing diagram if you wish to drive Red Rover at a lower level:
For more details and example code, please see our blog post Red Rover, Red Rover, we'll send it right over!
NB: Arduino, power pack and pen kit shown in some pictures are not included.