The R1 "ArduPilot Edition" is a general purpose, "ready-to-run" UGV packed with all the standard "Drone" feature support you've come to expect from aerial platforms.
This package runs "ArduRover" control firmware and is equipped with the industry leading Pixhawk 2.1 autopilot and HERE2 M8N CAN GPS module.
Providing unmatched quality and capability in its price range, this model is an excellent choice for hobby, educational, ground based flight process training and general Research and Development purposes.
Domestic US & International
Leveraging Ardupilot, the worlds leading Open Source autopilot software, Mission Planner Ground Control Software and Pixhawk 2.1 autopilot module, you can easily build waypoint strings to enable fully autonomous missions. You'll also enjoy support for obstacle avoidance, position based servo control, camera gimbal control, indoor positioning and much more.
Control + Telemetry + Video
Wireless transmission of telemetry data. R/C style manual control. Video links supported via APSync.
Take your autonomous missions to the next level by connecting any companion computer via serial connection!
An optional companion computer enables limitless advanced control features and custom scripting.
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Creating autonomous missions has never been easier! Plot waypoints on a map and use custom position based commands to unlock virtually unlimited possibilities.
No coding required!
Pixhawk 2.1 Autopilot Module
aka "The Cube" is an advanced autopilot module equipped with:
ARM Cortex M4 processor.
Temperature stabilized, triple redundant IMU.
Triple redundant power supply.
14x PWM servo outputs (8 from IO, 6 from FMU)
S.Bus servo output
R/C inputs for CPPM, Spektrum / DSM and S.Bus
Analogue / PWM RSSI input
5x general purpose serial ports, 2 with full flow control
2x I2C ports
SPI port (un-buffered, for short cables only not recommended for use)
2x CAN Bus interface
3x Analogue inputs (3.3V and 6.6V)
High-powered piezo buzzer driver (on expansion board)
Programmable Motor Controller
The R1 includes a high quality RoboClaw dual channel intelligent motor controller. The drive allows you to control the chassis via USB, RC radio, PWM, TTL serial and analog signals. This means you can control it with any microcontrollers such as Autopilot modules, Arduino, Raspberry Pi or more powerful companion computers like the Nvidia TX SOMs.
The drive incorporates several protection features including temperature, current, over voltage and under voltage limits. The protection features are self monitoring and protect it from damage in any operating condition. Several user definable settings such as maximum current limit, maximum and minimum battery voltages are provided for more refined control.
Open Source Deck System
R1 comes standard with the "Standard Sensor Mount". The mount provides a mounting location for the GPS Receiver or Raspberry Pi Zero as well as a handy break out port for Micro USB.
Design files for various other sensor mounting revisions are available for download. [HERE]
For those who do not have access to 3D Printers, mounts are available for purchase [HERE]