leoRover - Leo Rover (Assembled) v.1.8

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Delve deep inside the Leo Rover robot

Built on a Raspberry Pi 3, the Leo Rover offers a wide range of connectors (SPI, USB, etc.) allowing you to add extra modules, for example an IMU for navigation, sensors or a LiDAR range finder. And because Raspberry Pi is synonymous with open source, you can develop your own DIY Martian rover as you see fit (no project is too small!). There is a vast community just waiting to help you work on your Leo Rover projects and discover new ones.

Built on a Raspberry Pi 3, the Leo Rover offers a wide range of connectors (SPI, USB, etc.) allowing you to add extra modules, for example an IMU for navigation, sensors or a LiDAR range finder. And because Raspberry Pi is synonymous with open source, you can develop your own DIY Martian rover as you see fit (no project is too small!). There is a vast community just waiting to help you work on your Leo Rover projects and discover new ones.

A WiFi range of up to 100 m

This Raspberry Pi mobile robot can generate a WiFi hotspot to which you can then connect simply using your tablet, mobile phone or computer. You will then benefit from a 2.4 GHz wireless connection covering a 100 m range, and can control your mobile robot remotely via MacOS, Android or Linux. Then launch the live video streaming to see through your rover’s eyes thanks to its on-board camera! Its intuitive live streaming software was inspired by the missions carried out by exploration robots on Mars.

 


 

 


 

Technical Specifications

 

Size

Weight: 6,5 kg

Dimensions: 447x433x249 mm

Payload capacity: ca. 5 kg

Upper platform mounting dimensions

Dimensions: 299 x 183 mm

Hole grid: 18 x 15 mm

Holes: 40 x Φ 7mm + 22 x Φ 5,5mm

Performance

Estimated maximum obstacle size: 70 mm

Protection rating: complies with IP66 (not certified)

‍Run time: Estimated 4 hrs of nominal driving

Connection range: Up to 100m (with live video stream)

Wheels

Motors: 4 x in-hub DC motor with 73.2:1 planetary gearbox and 12 CPR encoder

Wheel diameter: 130 mm

Tire material: rubber with foam insert (non-pneumatic)

Battery

Voltage: 11.1 V DC

Capacity: 5000 mAh

Type: Li-Ion with internal PCM

Short-circuit, overcurrent and overdrain safety features

Max. current: 8A (total for the whole Rover)

Speed

Max. linear speed: ca. 0.4 m/s

Max. angular speed: ca. 60 deg/s



Camera and network

Camera

Camera resolution: 5 MPx

Lens: Fisheye with 170 deg field of view (IR non-filtered; night-vision allowed)

Network

WiFi 2.4 GHz access point with external antenna

WiFi 2.4 GHZ + 5 GHz on internal RPi antennas for connectivity



Software

Operating system: Ubuntu 20.04 + Robot Operating System

Ready-to-go UI located under '10.0.0.1' when using standard Leo Software Image.

Open source firmware



Electronics

RaspberryPi 4B 2GB (or higher) as the main computer

LeoCore as real-time microcontroller: STM32F4 (@84MHz, 64KB RAM, 256KB Flash)



Connection interfaces

Externally available

1x waterproof microUSB socket

1x antenna RP-SMA male socket

1x 3-pin Weipu SP13 12V power socket

Internal open interfaces

RaspberryPi's: 2x USB, 20x GPIO, RJ45 Ethernet, 1x RPi display port, Bluetooth 5.0 with BLE



Controller

You need any web-enabled device to access stock UI under '10.0.0.1' in your browser.

Device requirements: Windows/Linux/Android/macOS

For easier development ROS on your device is highly recommended.



FAQ

How long does it take to assemble the Rover?

It should take you about 8 hours.

Do I need to buy anything other than Dev Kit to build the Rover?

No, the Kit is designed to include every component needed. The only things you need extra are tools.

What tools and knowledge do I need to assemble the Rover?

Basic workshop tools like soldering iron, metric hex-head, Philips-head and torx screwdrivers and flat wrenches. In case of knowledge, just basic skills and a lot of patience.

Can I write my own software to the Rover?

Yes, of course. The Rover is developer-ready. You can learn more on docs.leorover.tech or on Github. The software is open-source and written the way it's easy to navigate. On top of that our team can provide you support in case something is not clear.

Is the Rover autonomous?

By default Leo Rover is remotely controlled with video streaming and UI ready-to-go. It's not autonomous, but it's autonomy-ready. The software is based on Robot Operating System (ROS) which is known for easiness of autonomy and semi-autonomy features implementation. The simplest way is to add a lidar or streovision camera to enhance the Rover self-navigation and then build your features on top of that. The Rover itself has one front camera and 4 wheel encoders onboard, so it provides video streaming and basic odometry out-of-the-box.



Documentation

Docs: Leo Rover Knowledge Base

Still a work in progress, but it will be much more clear and understandable base of tutorials, assembly manuals and documentation than the original docs.

(older): leorover.gitbook.io/leorover/

It's the main source of tutorials, technical documentation and project. You can find assembly instructions there.

github: LeoRover

If you want to dig deeper in the Rover software, the best way is to check Github repositories readme. Full of information specific to the package.

github: fictionlab

There is as well another, company-wide repository which may be useful for software not directly related to Leo Rover. Sure worth checking once a while as we tend to build more and more tools over time.

ROS wiki: Leo Rover

More about ROS packages that we developed for Leo Rover software.



Other links

More Information
Maximum Translational Velocity0.4 m/s
Maximum Rotational Velocity60 deg/s
Maximum Payload5 kg
Operating Time4 hrs of nominal driving
Dimensions447x433x249 mm
Weight6,5 kg
SBCRaspberryPi 4B 2GB
CPUBroadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
GPUBroadcom VideoCore VI
MCULeoCore as real-time microcontroller: STM32F4 (@84MHz, 64KB RAM, 256KB Flash)
CameraCamera resolution: 5 MPx | Lens: Fisheye with 170 deg field of view (IR non-filtered; night-vision allowed)
Motors4 x in-hub DC motor with 73.2:1 planetary gearbox and 12 CPR encoder
Encoders12 CPR encoder
Battery11.1 V DC 5000mAh Li-ion
WheelsWheel diameter: 130 mm | Tire material: rubber with foam insert (non-pneumatic)
ConnectivityWIFI | microUSB | RP-SMA Male |
Open Source ROS (compatibility)ROS1 / ROS2
SystemUbuntu 20.04
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