These robot platforms were designed with versatility in mind. We wanted to build a workhorse that could be used in many applications. These applications may include, education, research and development, service and inspection, surveillance and security, exploration, hazardous duty, trade shows, robotic competitions, personal projects, or even entertainment.
The MMP platforms come with dual PWM electronic speed controls that utilize the R/C standard control signal. This is the same signal that is used to control standard hobby servo motors. The signal is a 1.0 ms to 2.0 ms pulse rate with 1.5 ms being the "dead zone". This means that by varying a pulsed signal with timing between 1 and 2 milliseconds you can control the left and right hand drive motors in fully proportional forward and reverse.
Utilizing this control format allows the use of standard hobby receivers to control the MMP's as well as most micro controllers such as the Basic Stamp, the Scott Edwards servo controller board and Lynxmotion's First Step and Next Step boards. This also means that the MMP's are great for directly transplanting your robots "brains" and sensors from existing projects and kits.
Alternately, you may also choose the Serial controller option, so you may control this unit from a computer or other RS-232 interface.
The MMP platforms come with a hard, Black Anodized chassis. This gives them a tougher scratch-resistant coating and a nice look.
|Drive ||4 Wheel drive (Geolanders tires as below) |
|Suspension ||Semi-Pneumatic Tires |
|Chassis ||2-piece Aluminum Chassis |
|Motors ||4 x 12VDC Gearhead motors |
|Speed ||3.5 feet/second |
|Motor Control ||2 x 12 Amp PWM Controllers |
1.0-2.0 MS Signal (R/C Std.)
Optional Serial Control
|Batteries ||12V 1700maH NiCad |
|Run Time ||1 hour + |
|Weight ||4.5lb |
|Payload ||4 lb |
|Height ||4.1 inches |
|Length ||10.25 inches |
|Width ||10.25 inches |
This unit does not come with R/C controller.
You will also needa NiMh battery charger.
For more information about this product, go to the Machine Lab web site, then make sure to come back here to place your order!
This product is custom-made, and may take up to 7 days to manufacture.