In this article, I will show you something new in terms of all-terrain platforms.
SuperDroid has created a wheeled platform that can negotiate obstacles and rough terrains. Makers can build their own robotic project on top of the 4WD platform.
Building from scratch a robot platform for outdoor applications is difficult and not every maker who is in building robots wants to start from zero. Luckily, the folks at SuperDroid have developed a robust 4WD platform that can move around in most terrains.
The platform comes completely assembled with four 32mm motors, batteries, motors controller, and the remote control.
The all-terrain platform is engineered with the wheel axles mounted directly to the motor output shafts. This design allows the robot to negotiate almost all terrains.
The chassis is built with a rigid aluminum frame that can handle 2.2 Kg (5lbs) of additional payload in most terrains.
A full-fledged assembly kit with all necessary parts included is available for $696.66 + $38.99 shipping.
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