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Turtle is an outdoor Robotics Development Kit.

Designed to be reliable, watertight and extendable,  Turtle is a great tool for your own robotics solutions development.

Now you don’t need to think of rebuilding the mobility base every time you want to build a customized robot. Turtle Rover provides you a sturdy platform with remote control and streaming capabilities. With no need of thinking about the basics, you can now spend all the time and energy you saved to focus on your own research and the job to be done!

Mission center in your hands.

Why would you use a specialized controller when the best quality device is the one you already have?

Steer Turtle remotely on any Android/Windows/macOS device with a web browser. You don’t need the Internet access though, the Rover sets its own access point and all you need to make it work is to connect to Turtle WiFi.

In fact, the control panel design was inspired by real space mission interfaces. A simple and intuitive design makes driving Turtle Rover even more enjoyable.

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Upgrade Turtle to your own needs.

Turtle can carry up to 10 kg (22 lbs.) of additional equipment. With RaspberryPi 3 as the main computer, it fits almost every of-the-shelf sensor, LiDAR or camera module available on the market.

Find uses of all the projects already developed by RaspberryPi community and implement them in real use cases using Turtle.

Learn what’s inside

Hardware

Weight: 8,5 kg
Dimensions: 410x460x270 [length x width x height, mm]
Protection rating: complies with IP66 (not certified)

Upper platform load capacity: 5 kg
Battery life: Up to 4 hrs of driving
Camera: 2 MP CMOS OV2710
Camera lens: Fisheye with 180 deg field of view; 0.5 lux.
Drive: 4 x in-hub DC motor with 3-stage planetary gearbox (73.2 reduction ratio)
Wheel diameter: 130 mm
Tyre material Rubber with foam insert (non-pneumatic)
Estimated maximum obstacle size: 130 mm

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Controller

Connection: WiFi 2.4 GHz
Connection range: Up to 200m (with live video stream)
Device requirements: Windows/Linux/Android/macOS (video streaming on iOS not supported)

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Mechanics interfaces

Mounting surface dimensions 299 x 183 [length x width, mm]

Upper platform mounting holes:

  • 40 x M5 thread (18 x 15 mm grid; dedicated holes for robotic arm)
  • 22 x Φ 5,5mm holes (18 x 15 mm grid)

Internal case details FIBOX ABS B65G, IP67 watertight case, 110x80x65 mm

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Electronics interfaces

Connection inside the internal case:

  • 1 x Ethernet
  • 1 x USB

External waterproof plugins Connector type: WEIPU SP13 series

  • 1 x USB
  • 3 x Timer output / counter input / IO
  • 2 x 7V / 2 A
  • 1 x 24V / 3 A
  • 1 x 5V / 1 A
  • UART
  • SPI

Communication standards: UART, SPI, USB, Ethernet

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Features

Main computer: Raspberry Pi 3B
Microcontroller: STM32F100C8T6

STM32 wireless programming: Yes
Open communication protocol: Yes

Rechargeable battery: Yes
Dedicated charger included: Yes
Charging time Approx.: 2 hrs

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Turtle is open source

Turtle is designed to be useful in all the real-life solutions. Got an idea? Get involved in Turtle Community and help everyone design the rover to meet any condition you can find on Earth (and beyond!).

Turtle CAD files, electronics diagrams, manuals and software images:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0VJV1qQkx0VR1hYQVEtSjVuaHM

(Just remember – to be open!)

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Soon: Turtle will be available for 3D-printers.

Sign up to know when we re-design the Rover to be available for your own 3D-printer. You won’t need to buy professional Turtle Rover to begin developing new features with the Community.