Rosco

Rosco (RObot SCOut)

In order for people all over the world to develop their own telerobotic communities. Arxterra has introduced a low-cost, open source rover, Rosco.  Rosco is 3d printable and all plans are available on this website to encourage redesign and modification. We want you to make Rosco into the rover your telerobotic community demands.

To begin building Rosco, click here.

Rosco News

Rosco Rover 3D Models on Thingiverse!

Here is our classroom rover for learning the basics and indoor fun! Rosco Rover 3D Models  

Rosco Projects

RoSco Fall 2015 Control Panel and Communication

By Youssef Al-Shanti (Missions, Systems, and Tests) Communication with Rosco:                                                                                           […]

Rosco Fall 2015 Custom PCB Manufacturing

Figure 1 PCB board   Custom PCB Driver board for RoSco: By: Todd Cook (PCB design and manufacturing)   Design requirements: That the board is wired and organized as small as possible. Design of board meets online printers requirements Cost of board is less than or equal to the allotted funding. Implementation: The Terminals for […]

RoSco Fall 2015 Custom PCB Schematic

Figure 1 PCB Schematic Custom PCB Driver Schematic for RoSco: By: Todd Cook (PCB design and manufacturing)   Design requirements: The PCB needs to be able to connect to the Arduino Uno by mounting on top of the Uno as a shield using headers. There needs to be a driver to control the servos and […]

RoSco Budget

By:Todd Cook(Project Manager) Part Model Quantity Unit cost Total cost Margin Margin cost Shipping Servo MG1501 4 12.75 51 100 51 3.99 Battery 2 30 60 50 30 Pan and Tilt MG995 1 23 23 0 0 0 Motor Pololu 4 0 0 100 0 0 Bluetooth HC-06 1 2.79 2.79 0 0 2.49 Motor […]

RoSco Power Budget

By Will McKinney (Control and Image Processing) By Gary Fong (PCB Design and Manufacturing) Power Budget: Item Model Free Current (mA) Stall Current (mA) Voltage (V) Min Power (W) Max Power (W) SERVO (front left) HD 1501 MG 500 2500 6 3000 15000 SERVO (front right) HD 1501 MG 500 2500 6 3000 15000 SERVO […]

Mass Budget

By Will McKinney (Control and Image Processing) By Gary Fong (PCB Design and Manufacturing) Mass Budget: Parts Individual Mass (Grams) Number of Units Group Mass (Grams) Total mass (Grams) Margin of error Motors/Servos Pololu Gearmotor 32 4 128 Power HD Standard Servo 6001HB 43 4 172 Pan and Tilt Servos (TowerPro MG995) 55 2 110 […]

Motor Trade-Off Study

  By Will McKinney (Control and Image Processing) Motor Voltage speed @ 6 V Size Weigt Free-Run Current @ 6V Stall Current (6V) Stall torque (6V) Cost Ratio Pololu 120:1 6V 85 RPM 64.4 x 22.3 x 21 32g 70mA 800mA 75oz.in 5.75 120 : 1 Pololu 200:1 6V 51RPM 64.4 x 22.3 x 22 […]

Servo Trade-Off Study

By Will McKinney (Control and Image Processing) Servo Voltage Free Current Stall Current Speed @6V Stall Torque Size (mm) Weight Cost Weight 4 Servos can lift (Kg) 948095Micro 4.8V .2sec/60 1.6kg.cm 23x11x29 9g/ .32 oz 5.95 1.066666667 Turnigy TG9e 4.8V .10sec/60 1.5kg/cm 23×12.2×29 9g/ .32 oz 2.34 1 HXT900 4.8V .12sec/60 1.6kg/cm 21x12x22 9g/ .32 […]

Level 2 Requirements

By:Todd Cook(Project Manager) Requirements (Level 2): (Verifications are listed in the Level 1) Level 1 (#3) : The rover shall be able to traverse tree roots Level 2: The rover shall have the ability to lift its front tracks at least 25 degrees in order to drive over roots. This maximum height of the roots are […]