project specification

RVR

RVR is an all-terrain, high torque robot – it’s drivable and programmable right out of the box, and has a diverse suite of sensors and built upon the Sphero Edu app. The rover is customizable. It has a universal expansion port and onboard power, enabling to attach and run third-party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, BBC micro:bit, or Arduino. RVR's control system is a professional-level control system, enabling advanced programming and problem solving in robotics.

Specifications

SensorsAmbient light sensor
RGB sensor w/ normalizing LED and focus lens
9-axis IMU - accelerometer, gyro, magnetometer
10 individually addressable RGB LEDs
IR sensors
High-resolution 20-pole magnetic encoders
ChargingUSB-C
Power5 V 2.1A USB-A onboard power + data
Communication4-Pin UART port
RX, TX, GND, 5V, with 3.3V signals

Overview

The rover is customizable. It has a universal expansion port and onboard power, enabling to attach and run third-party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, BBC micro:bit, or Arduino. 

RVR's control system is a professional-level control system, enabling advanced programming and problem solving in robotics. 

The RVR has a highly tuned, vector-based, closed-loop control system. RVR uses high-resolution encoders and an onboard 9-axis IMU with proprietary algorithms to drive, correct, and navigate based on heading and relative position. 

Most programmable vehicles and build-a-bot platforms have no control system, meaning the wheels rotate based on how much raw power you send the motors, so driving to a predetermined, specific location is out of the question.  RVR’s control system is engineered so that obstacles, disruptions, and uneven surfaces won’t affect your driving experience. 

The RVR comes with the Sphero Edu app. The block canvas is based on Scratch. For more advanced users, the JavaScript that powers the blocks can be coded directly.  Sphero provides SDKs, code samples and other resources for popular platforms like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and BBC micro:bit, and more options in the future. 

Discover this project on Kickstarter.

References

An elaborate description of the project, it's features, images, video's, and specifications.

https://www.kickstarter.com

Describes the project, it's features and has links to other Sphero products.

https://www.sphero.com/rvr-rover

Links to different platforms wher you can download the Sphero EDU app to control the Sphero robots.

https://edu.sphero.com

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