A repository with (hopefully) useful things about the Rover 5 robotic platform.
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Rover 5

A repository with (hopefully) useful things related to the Rover 5 robotic platform.
Christophe VG (contact@christophe.vg)


See https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10336 for technical and commercial information.

In this Repository

  • the cad directory contains OpenSCAD models of the Rover 5 and plates to mount various components, batteries,...
  • the images directory contains PNG renderings of the model, with and without plates,...


The general model contains variables and modules related to screws and nuts. These have to be tailored to the correct sizes of the used hardware to assemble the mount on the chassis:

  • nuts and bolts: M3 x 16

Rover 5

The rover5 model contains a basic model of the chassis. It still requires some tweaking and parameterisation, but it's already useable as a visual support for designing add-on components.

Mount (v2)

The cover, back and battery models provide five plates that can be combined into a mount that fits on top of the chassis.

It features:

  • holding space for a battery
  • additional support to ensure the nuts and bolts don't break the t-bolts
  • guides for keep wires clear towards the back
  • two additional holes for mounting retraction hooks (4mm)

Use the all model to visualise it on top of the chassis:

The cut model makes a 2D projection of all plates, ready for laser cutting:

The cut here also includes an empty space, in this case for a servo that rises from the chassis.

More to come...