Mecanum Wheel Robot Kit

Mecanum Wheel Robot Kit is a type of mobile chassis robot based on Makeblock open source hardware. The chassis of this kit consists of mecanum wheel, encoder motor driver, mechanical structure and other electronic modules (e.g. main controller). This robot kit is for projects that move in narrow space or projects that need to move in all directions.

This mecanum wheel chassis is a two-in-one base which allows you to build into two different sizes.

Type Size (mm) Rated Load (kg) Max. Operation Speed (m/s)
Size I 360 x 386 x 100 10 1
Size II 496 x 512 x 100 40 1

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Specifications

1.Frame: Anodized Aluminum

2.Power Supply: DC 12V

3.Main Controller: Makeblock Orion (Arduino UNO compatible)

4.Software: Arduino

5.Connection: 2.4G Wireless Serial

6.Color: Blue

7.Speed: 1 m/s

8.12V 36mm Encode DC Motor:

No Load Current (A) ≤0.650
No Load Speed (rpm) 223±10%
Rated Load Torque (kgf.cm) 7
Rated Current (A) 2.500
Rated Load Speed (rpm) 178±10%

Package Contains:

1.Aluminum Extrusion Parts

2.100mm Mecanum Wheel

3.Makeblock Orion (Controller)

4.12V 36mm Encode DC Motor

5.Me High-Power Encoder Motor Driver

6.Other Hardware and Accessories

 

Download

1. Instruction of Mecanum Wheel Robot Kit (Single Sheet)(English)

2.Instruction of Mecanum Wheel Robot Kit (Double Sheet)(English)

3.麦轮中型底盘搭建教程 (单板 )(Simplified Chinese)

4.麦轮中型底盘搭建教程 (双板 )(Simplified Chinese)

4.Github :Control program

FAQ

  • Q: When I try to use handle to control this robot, why doesn’t the robot move?

A: Please check carefully whether the green LED on USB Host module is on or not. If the green LED is off, please reset the Me Orion board or re-insert the USB receiver. Then press the “Mode” button on the Handle till the green LED and the red LED are solid on.

Note: Flashing green and red LED indicates unsuccessful pairing. Please try again.

  • Q: During operation, I feel this robot is acting strange, how do I fix it?

A: Please check if your wiring order of motor is the same as the motor wiring order in the user manual or not. If not, please try to re-wire the motor.

  • Q: How to use other control boards to control this robot?

A: There are pin headers on the motor drive board, please read carefully about the meaning of every pin. PWM1 and PWM2 are speed control pins of the motor. When the PWM output is 50% mark-space ratio, the motor is not rotating. When the PWM output is 1% and 99% mark-space ratio, it means the motor is rotating in two different directions at its highest speed.

  • Q: Why my computer cannot install the Makeblock Orion drivers automatically?

A: If your computer can not install the Makeblock Orion driver automatically, please download drivers in the following link:

[Windows] Driver Installer
[Mac OSX] Makeblock Orion(for Yosemite User:link)

  • Q: If I misuse this Mecanum wheel robot, and the sticks in the Mecanum wheel get stuck, how do I fix this?

A: According to your own situation, please adjust the baffle bracket of the sticks into a movable status with vice or other tools.

13 thoughts on “Mecanum Wheel Robot Kit”

  1. De eer is met recht die je toekomt. Ben heel benieuwd naar het boek maar nog meer na de gehele foto van jouw quge#.Groetjls,Maria&t9829;P.s. dank je wel dat we nu volop mochten genieten van de "geheime paarse".

    1. Hi Char, it’s glad to receive your comment, but we have difficulty in translating Dutch into English, could you describe your question in English?

  2. In the control program in the github folder, where can i find the MeOrion.h library file?

    1. Also, would it be possible to order a separate Orion with the control program pre-installed?

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