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Topic: Possible to buy Rover 5 geared motors separately? (Read 475 times) previous topic - next topic

LilAbner

I'm wondering if, were I to buy a Rover 5 chassis with only two motors and encoders, would I be able to buy two more motors (and their gearboxes, with or without encoders) separately, later on, to upgrade it to a four-motor chassis?

With the treads, two motors is probably all it needs, one for each side. But I understand the treads can be removed, and ordinary RC car wheels put on. Then it would be handy to have 4-sheel-drive, especially if each separate wheel were independently controlled by the microcontroller.

These gearmotors might also be handy for building a robot arm.

Anybody know if the geared motors for the Rover 5, can be bought separately? With or without encoders? Where?
I wish Arduinos had existed when *I* was in high school... but the Intel 4004 had just been invented then.

Bajdi

The Rover 5 is made by Dagu, a Chinese company. Why not contact them? http://www.dagurobot.com/
One of their employees posts on the letsmakerobots.com forums under the nickname OddBot. Could ask there also.
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LilAbner

I wish Arduinos had existed when *I* was in high school... but the Intel 4004 had just been invented then.

roter45

I have a Dagu rover 5 with two motors.

I want to upgrade it. Have you got extra motor for you Dagu Rover 5? Where you buy it ?


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Johnboy888

Just buy the four motor version, and remove two motors/gearboxes :-)

That's what I did !

Cheers,
John

roter45

But this solution it's a bit expensive for me, with 17 years old. You only have Christmas for upgrading your setup.
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