4tronix M.A.R.S. Rover Robot for Raspberry Pi Zero

SKU: CE07898 Brand: 4tronix
Take your Raspberry Pi Zero out of this world with this 4tronix M.A.R.S. Rover kit which is loosely based on the Curiosity and Mars 2020 rovers from NASA/JPL, It uses the same rocker arm, bogey, and differential arm mechanism.
$269.89 AUD, inc GST
$245.35 AUD, exc GST

In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Tue, 28th of May

Quantity Discounts:

  • 3+ $241.67 (exc GST)
- +

2 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

Shipping:

  • $6+ Standard (5+ days*, tracked)
  • $10+ Express (2+ days*, tracked)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only - must order online*)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

Take your micro:bit out of this world with this 4tronix M.A.R.S. Rover kit which is loosely based on the Curiosity and Mars 2020 rovers from NASA/JPL, It uses the same rocker arm, bogey, and differential arm mechanism. 

Mobile
Autonomous
Robotic
System

Features

Some stats on the 4tronix M.A.R.S. Rover

  • 6 Motors. 80 rpm 6V, N20 micro gear motors
  • 4 Servos. MG90S metal gear analog micro servos
  • 4 FireLeds
  • Ultrasonic distance sensor on steerable mast
  • Total number of special PCBs: 30
  • Number of different PCB designs: 11
  • Length: 200mm
  • Width: 185mm
  • Height without Mast and Microbit: 95mm
  • Height with Mast: 170mm

Please note: Pi Zero is not included but get one here (Pi Zero With attached headers REQUIRED)

There is a Make code extension that makes it easy to control the unit. A Python library module is available for the Raspberry Pi Zero.

Note: The M.A.R.S. Rover requires 4 good quality rechargeable batteries (not included). We recommend Energizer Extreme or Eneloop AA batteries. Check out the batteries we stock here.

See the 4tronix blog entry for details of assembly and coding

You should allow 2 hours to build this if you are used to assembling kits of this nature. If it is your first assembly of something like this, then you may have to double the expected timeframe.

There is also a version available for mico:bit - contact us for more info. The mainboard is the only difference between the 2 models (apart from the different shape masthead). You can also purchase the mainboards separately, so could quickly swap from Microbit to Pi Zero, or vice versa, with just a few screws.

Product Comments

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

Products that weigh more than 0.5 KG may cost more than what's shown (for example, test equipment, machines, >500mL liquids, etc).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (must order online and only pickup after we email to notify you the order is ready). Orders placed after 2PM may not be ready until the following business day.

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

Some batteries (such as LiPo) can't be shipped by Air. During checkout, Express Post and International Methods will not be an option if you have that type of battery in your shopping cart.

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

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