RoverWing

by David Bershadsky and Alexander Kirillov

A shield for Adafruit's Feather boards for making complex robots with ease

Jan 16, 2021

Shipping Soon!

We are happy to announce that we have completed firmware flashing and testing, and shipped all the RoverWing boards to the warehouse for final distribution! Please take this time to check your shipping address. Read the full update.


Dec 29, 2020

RoverWing Boards are here!

The day after Christmas, we got the assembled boards from Elecrow by DHL! The shipment took longer to get here than usual, but this was not surprising given the holiday shopping craziness. Anyway, the boards are here, and they turned out great! We have already uploaded the bootloader and did the basic testing, which worked fine. Read the full update.


Dec 18, 2020

Board Fabrication Complete!

It took longer than expected, but we got the word that RoverWing board fabrication has been completed, and the boards are ready to be sent to us! Read the full update.


Dec 07, 2020

Production Update

The latest news from our production fab house: Elecrow.com has finished producing the PCBs and sourced all necessary components, so they are ready to start assembly! Read the full update.


Nov 24, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving to our US backers!

And as a Thanksgiving gift, we wanted to give you an update. We have received all the RoverWing Top boards and completed the assembly, adding through the hole components and testing the boards. Read the full update.


Nov 19, 2020

Board Manufacturing Order Placed!

We are happy to report that we have completed the transfer of funds from the crowdfunding campaign to our bank account, and immediately used it to place the manufacturing and assembly order for the boards! Read the full update.


Nov 13, 2020

Production and Shipment Dates

We are moving forward with various production orders! We have received our order of custom-made XT30-XT60 connectors from Alibaba, and tested them - they are very well made. Due to various delays, it is becoming clear that won't be able to ship the boards on Dec 11, as previously planned. After looking at various options, our new plan is to ship everything after Christmas season, in January 2021. Read the full update.


Nov 03, 2020

Crowdfunding Campaign Ends!

Our crowdfunding campaign has been completed successfully! We'd like to thank all our supporters! Read the full update.


Oct 23, 2020

Production Updates and RoverWing Romi Robot Kit

Thank you to all of our backers who have supported us throughout this process. In order to guarantee that all RoverWings that are delivered are all perfectly functioning, we have been working on designing an automatic testing jig in order to perform quick quality control checks on every RoverWing that we deliver. We have also decided to release the parts list as well as an instructional tutorial on how to build a RoverWing Romi Robot kit. Read the full update.


Oct 19, 2020

We are Funded - Production Begins!

We are happy to announce that our campaign has been successfully funded! Thanks to all our supporters! Now that we are certain of our financing, we have started working on actual production. Read the full update.


Oct 12, 2020

Video demos: PID, IMU, and course correction

The campaign got some new pledges, and we are now in much better shape to meet our funding goal! We're also extending the campaign end date. For today’s update, we wanted to discuss in depth one of the most important features of RoverWing: course correction using IMU. We also have some demo videos to share, including one from our participation in Adafruit's SHOW and TELL! Read the full update.


Oct 02, 2020

Programming Jig and Video Tutorials

As we made prototype after prototype of the RoverWing board, we quickly realized that one of the biggest challenges during the process of delivering the RoverWings would be the process of flashing the firmware to all of the PCBs as well as verifying that none of the PCBs are defective. This update talks about how we built and designed our testing jig for the RoverWing PCB. Read the full update.


Sep 28, 2020

Ask Me Anything on Discord!

Do you have any questions about RoverWing? Want to share a story of your arduino-controlled robots, make suggestions, or just chat with fellow robot enthusiasts? Then join us on Crowd Supply discord server this Wednesday, September 30, at 2pm PST (5pm EST). Read the full update.


Sep 19, 2020

Controlling RoverWing via Bluetooth

We got more backers and are now 24% funded - thank you to all who are supporting us! Now onto the subject of today's update - controlling RoverWing via Bluetooth. (Video demo included!) Read the full update.


Sep 11, 2020

Powered by Microchip SAM D21 microcontroller

The RoverWing utilizes the 32-bit Microchip SAM D21 Arm® Cortex®-M0+ microcontroller as its heart. This powerful 48 Mhz microcontroller, boasting 256Kb flash memory, numerous I2C, SPI, and UART interfaces and other peripherals can handle complex computations in parallel, reducing the computation load on the host. Read the full update.


Sep 03, 2020

Campaign is Live!

The day you have all been waiting for is finally here! The RoverWing campaign is finally launching on the Crowd Supply platform, after weeks of hard work and preparations to ensure that everyone who wants one gets a RoverWing as soon as possible. Read the full update.


$2,855 raised

of $2,500 goal

114% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$45

RoverWing

Includes one RoverWing board and connector set: one power cable ( XT30 to XT60 ), two motor cables (JST VH to bare wire).


$15

RoverWing Top

One Top board for the RoverWing. It provides a power switch, small prototyping area, three NeoPixel LEDs, buttons, and a 3-line OLED display. Some soldering is required.


$60

RoverWing + Top

Includes one RoverWing board, one connector set, and one Top board with mounting hardware (standoffs, nuts, headers). Some soldering is required.

Credits

David Bershadsky and Alexander Kirillov

Alexander Kirillov is a professor of mathematics, but has been interested in robotics and electronics for many years. In 2008, he started a robotics team, Team Islandbots. After competing for a couple of years in First Lego League, Team Islandbots moved on to First Tech Challenge (FTC) and became one of the most successful teams on Long Island, twice advancing to the World Championship. David Bershadsky is an 18-year-old currently studying electrical engineering. He likes to spend time on projects such as building robots and designing PCBs. He got into robotics during 7th grade, when he joined the Islandbots FTC team 4137, coached by Alexander Kirillov.


David Bershadsky

Creator

Alexander "Shurik" Kirillov

Creator


Elecrow

PCB Fabrication & Assembly

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