RoverWing

by David Bershadsky and Alexander Kirillov

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

View all updates Sep 11, 2020

Powered by Microchip SAM D21 microcontroller

by David Bershadsky

RoverWing is part of the Microchip Get Launched program, which is designed to help new projects utilizing Microchip components launch their campaigns through campaign promotion, lower BOM cost on Microchip components during initial production, as well as reduced Crowd Supply fees for the project.

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. Doing this is extremely beneficial when utilizing algorithms like PID for motor speeds using encoders, as well as navigation using the IMU/Encoders because the main microcontroller remains completely free to work on other computations, only sending periodic commands to the RoverWing. The SAM D21 also handles the processing of all sensor data that the RoverWing collects before passing it to the host device, helping to reduce noise in sensor readings and computation load.

RoverWing is glad to have been accepted into the Microchip Get Launched program, because it helps us ensure that we will deliver finished RoverWings on time and within our target budget!

About the Author

David Bershadsky


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$45

RoverWing

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


$85

RoverWing x2

Includes two RoverWing boards and two connector sets.


$60

RoverWing + Top

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


$110

RoverWing + Top x2

Includes two RoverWing boards, two connector sets, and two Top boards 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.


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