Delve deep inside the Leo Rover robot
Leo Rover is an ROS-based open-source mobile robotic platform based on the Raspberry Pi 3 that can handle loads of up to 5 kg. In practice, this means you’re free to customise it with all the accessories you can imagine, including grippers or robotic arms, a camera, sensors, IMUs, etc.
The Leo Rover Developer Kit is an opportunity for teachers to offer students a robot in kit form that includes every part needed to assemble using only simple tools.
The kit allows you to rapidly assemble the platform, while providing in-depth information on how the robot operates.
All you need is a few Allen keys and hex-head flat wrenches, a bench vice and a soldering iron.
Leo Rover Developer Kit: develop and improve your robot
This is an open-source mobile 4-wheel drive robot in kit form for which you can develop countless add-ons. Anything ranging from 3D printed robotics parts to new robotics apps. There is also a huge community of inventors you can count on to improve your project.
The Leo Rover Developer kit will therefore adapt to any educational project, involving for example remote control, intelligent navigation, monitoring and exploration, mobile weather stations, etc.
Technical specifications of the Leo Rover robot
- 1 battery charger
- 1 battery (contact us to buy extra batteries)
- 1 hex-head screwdriver for mounting and dismounting additional modules
- 3D-printed spanner for interface connectors
- Servo adapter
- Main computer: Raspberry Pi 3B
- Microcontroller: STM32F100C8T6
- Wireless STM32 programming
- Open communication protocol
- Protection rating: IP66 (not certified)
- Connection: WiFi 2.4 GHz
- Connection range: up to 100 m (with live video streaming)
- Device control with Android/MacOS/Linux (Leo video streaming does not support iOS)
- In the inner housing: 1 USB
- External waterproof connectors (WEIPU SP13 type): 1 x USB, 3 x timer output/counter input/IO, 2 x 7V/2A, 1 x 24V/3A, 1 x 5V/1A, SPI
- Communication: I2C, SPI, USB
- Autonomy: up to 4 hours
- Charging time: 2 h approx.
- Camera: 2 MP CMOS OV2710
- Fisheye lens with 170° field of view, 0.5 lux.
- Drive: 4 DC motors with 3-stage planetary gearbox
- Reduction ratio: 73.2
- Rubber tyres with foam insert
- Wheel diameter: 130 mm
- Mounting holes (platform):
- 40 x M5 threaded holes on 18 x 15 mm grid for mounting the robotic arm
- 22 holes of 5.5 mm diameter on 18 x 15 mm grid
- Weight: approx. 6.5 kg
- Upper platform load capacity: 5 kg
- Dimensions: 410 x 460 x 270 mm
- Please note that the robot arm is an add-on