Feb 28, 2016

SparkRover Open Source 3D Printable Robotic Rover

SparkRover is an open source rover powered with Arduino with Bluetooth connectivity so it can be controlled with a smartphone. Its structure and wheels are 3d printed.
It was developed by Instructables user Dominick Lee who described the main areas where this small rover can be used:

  • Robotics Learning Platform
  • GoPro Automatic Camera Dolly
  • Panorama Camera Assistant
  • Maze Solving Robot
  • Robot Racing

SparkRover parts list:

  • 3D Printed Parts (1x - SparkRover Chasis, 1x - Cover for the Chasis, 2x - Front Wheel, 2x - Back Wheel)
  • 2x of 55mm O-Rings
  • 2x of Futaba S3003 Servo pack (contains a servo, servo horns, screws, etc.)
  • HC05 Bluetooth module
  • Arduino Nano v3
  • 26 AWG stranded wire (or jumper wires)
  • Push button latch switch
  • Small 3.7v LiPo battery
  • 3.7v to 5v Step-Up chip
  • Ultrasonic sensor

Detailed construction guide, .stl files and guidance software can be found at: