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RP6 Autonomous Robot Kit

RP6 Autonomous Robot Kit
RP6 Autonomous Robot Kit

The RP6 is a low cost, autonomous mobile Robot System. It is equipped with several Sensors and a powerful ATMEGA32 8-Bit RISC Micro-controller, which is programmable in C with freely available open source tools. Further it offers good expansion and customization possibilities.

The RP6 is ideal for education purposes at universities or schools and of course for hobby users!

It comes with a very extensive manual along with lots of example programs and a huge 'C' language  function library. This makes programming easy and you can instantly start with the Robot. All library and example programs are open source (GNU GPL)!

The RP6 Robot is the evolution of the very successful C-Control RP5 (CCRP5), released in 2003 by Conrad Electronics. The RP6 only reuses the chassis of the RP5 with some additional mounting possibilities. Everything else is a complete redesign. New control electronics with much bigger and faster processor, new gearing system for noise reduction, 150x higher resolution encoder (625 CPR) for precise speed regulation and several other new features like a USB Interface, a Bumper Panel in front of the Robot, a very flexible I²C-Bus based Expansion System and the six small expansion areas on the Main board. Standard Anti-collision-system (ACS) which can detect obstacles with an integrated IR receiver and two IR diodes aligned to left and right. Detects obstacles in the middle, left or right of the robot's front.

Lots of expansion modules are planned or already available. For example the RP6 CONTROL M32 processor expansion board with additional ATMEGA32, external 32KB SPI EEPROM, LC-Display Port, Microphone sensor, Buttons, LEDs, a Beeper, free I/Os and ADCs is already available and of course the experimentation board for your own circuits, which is already included in the RP6 Robot System and available separately!

Sensors - as Standard:
Anti-collision-system (ACS) – left, right and centre obstacle detection
Sensitivity and transmitter power are adjustable, allowing reliable detection of badly reflecting objects.
Two light sensors . e.g. for light intensity measurement and light source tracking
Two bumper sensors for collision detection
6 Status LEDs for sensor and program status displays
Four LED Ports can also be used for other functions if necessary!
Two free Analogue/Digital Converter (ADC) Channels for external sensor systems (Alternatively available as standard I/O Pins)

 • ATMEGA32 processor
 • Sturdy and easily adjustable speed sensor
 • Optimized MOSFET motor driver
 • Extensive sensors and sample programs
 • Power supply connectors (2 x 5 V and 1 x 7.2 V)
 • Connection for additional battery packs and charging electronics
 • 1 x I ² C bus terminal
 • 4 Digital x and 2 x A / D converter terminals.

Included Items:
a - Completely assembled Robot
b - RP6 USB Interface
c - USB A->B cable
d - 10pin flat cable
e - RP6 CD-ROM
f - Quick-start Manual
g - RP6 Experiment board
h - 4 x 25mm M3 distance bolts
i - 4 x M3 screws
j - 4 x M3 nuts
k - 4 x 4pin connectors
l - 2 x 14pin flat cable

Required Items:  
6 x AA NiMh Rechargeable Batteries
NiMh Battery Charger

Dimensions(L x W x H): 172 x 128 x 50 mm
Power consumption: ~ 500mah

PRODUCT ID: 385000021

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Total of 4 discussions.
nsaddington  8 points - 1/27/2013
Hi HobbyKing. When do you expect stock of the RP6 Robot kit to arrive?
 acewingman 6 points
The best thing you can do is sign up for the Stock alert as they usually get in stock every 10-25 days and you will want to be on the ball when they do come in.
 nsaddington 8 points
Hi Acewingman. Thanks for your answer. I ordered one of these on 6th Jan. Waiting ..... waiting....waiting...
rcwog  18 points - 9/25/2012
Is the tank base available on its own? hopefully Hobbyking will sell it soon so can create a class project with it.
 vios66 20 points
I second that. Would be nice if can get only the base so can use with Arduino.
 chrisab 5 points
The base is available out on the net by itself look for Rp5 tank base
The Spirit  13 points - 9/25/2012
what is the size of the robot?
 majik01 7388 points
If you mean this robotic kit, it's on the descriptions. Dimensions(L x W x H): 172 x 128 x 50 mm.
StillOnTheRun44  58 points - 9/24/2012
Looks interesting! wouldnt mind trying this out if it comes to the AUS warehouse!
 Pasan 208 points
Finally, I can build a tracked vehicle from Mind Rover!!
 flymypretty 120 points
I just want the tracks and gear boxes...bring on the components!!!
 stewjw 1035 points
At a quick cursory glance this looks a nice kit. Takes all the guesswork out of building your own from scratch. Quite a good price as well.
 garett 1802 points
Guesswork (and studying) is the best part of every hobby especially when it comes to programming. That's why we buy ARF's and kit's and build from scratch. So, please, give uz components and leave "brain" part to us.
 stewjw 1035 points
garett. You are missing the point. This is a great expandable framework on which to build or test ideas.
 stewjw 1035 points
garett sounds like you are maybe new to robotics since you don't see the opportunities with this kit. See the link for some helpful advice:
 garett 1802 points
you are 100% right, I'm absolutely new to this and I'm climbing up all the hills every beginner was, but what a joy! Yesterday I was finally able to upload sketch to Atmega8 via another Arduino. Sounds easy, but not without some experience. And for today just my imagination limits my future projects but we still have long way to go. Together with Processing this is some tool! And as for robot - shipping kills the deal as in many cases...
 stewjw 1035 points
Probably going to do this free course myself, starts in Junuary. Lookup Coursea Control of Mobile Robots mobile robots. Maybe more theoretical rather than practical? Some amazing free courses being offered by American Unis at the moment. Really has taken off this year.
 chrisab 5 points
I got my RP6 yesterday, but it is missing the entire expansion board and components. anybody else missing parts?
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