Both sets feature rugged 6” pneumatic tires suitable
for a variety of terrains, and provide smooth quiet
performance. These sets include encoders with 144
positions per revolution which provide 0.14” of linear travel
resolution. The specific tools come with the kit, although
you will also need a #1 Phillips screwdriver, flathead
screwdriver, mallet or hammer, and wood block. You will
need a pump for the tires, as well. The Arlo base uses two
of the caster wheel kit Rev. Bs. These have to be partially
assembled, and again the tools required are included.
Choose Your Controller
The build path chart for Arlo lists controller boards that
Parallax carries such as those for the Propeller, BASIC
Stamp, and even the Propeller Eddie (now discontinued).
There is also a Board of Education Shield for the Arduino
that could be used. When the Eddie control board was
utilized, it provided an onboard dual H-bridge for driving
the motors. While you could use another H-bridge or motor
driver, the option best supported by the Arlo platform is to
use two HB- 25 motor controllers. You will need two HB- 25
mounting brackets to attach these to the Arlo base. The
HB- 25 makes it easy for any microcontroller platform to
manipulate the motors, making them as simple to control
as continuous rotation servos.
Need more surface area to mount accessories to? Or,
maybe you just need more height or want to elevate some
equipment above the base platform. The optional Arlo
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Arlo robot base kit.
Contents of aluminum MMWK.
MMWK - aluminum.
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