The Robotic Rover is a widget of the Piper Make Robotics Expedition Kit, and an engaging way to start exploring how to design and build robots. The Rover is an add-on and REQUIRES a Piper Make Starter Expedition Kit with the Raspberry Pi Pico to get started (sold separately).
Designed to inspire creativity and critical thinking about robotic design and inspiration, the Rover will get users thinking about how robots move in space and how to use sensors to detect space. Check out the build guide for the Rover. This kit includes two lessons free and accessible on make.playpiper.com, look for the Runaway Rover and Rover Sensor Steering projects.
Use the included blueprint to assemble your Rover, complete with rotational servo motors that spin and then learn to write code that will allow the Rover to move in any direction. As you help Piperbot and Pip escape an angry crowd of Zomars (Mars Zombies) in our storyline, you’ll learn the relationship between rotation and linear speed and steer using the ultrasonic range finder – important learning points for any self-driving car enthusiasts out there!
With the Piper Make Rover, you will receive:
- (2) Servo Wheels with Tires
- Ultrasonic Range Finder
- Laser Cut, Laser Etched Wood Pieces
- 3D Printed Sensor holder
- Brass Hardware
- Jumper Wires M2M
- Jumper Wires M2F
- Blueprint Postcard
- Piper Make Sticker
For educators, our Piper Make online platform includes tools to facilitate teaching with Piper Make! Resources such as Educator Guides and a full suite of Google collaboration tools including Classroom Share Button, Google Single Sign On (SSO), and Save to Google Drive functions are free and available at make.playpiper.com.
Recommended for ages 8+.