RoverWing

by David Bershadsky and Alexander Kirillov

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

View all updates Nov 13, 2020

Production and Shipment Dates

by Alexander "Shurik" Kirillov

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. This completes all the accessories we need - we now have everything: power connectors, motor leads, standoffs, switches, and more.

This leaves the two big things: the RoverWing itself and the RoverWing top.

The top has been ordered and is now ready to be assembled: the fab house has produced the boards and has received all the components (most importantly, the small NeoPixel LEDs). The assembly itself only takes hours, so we hope to have the assembly completed by next week. We can’t wait!

As for the RoverWing itself, we are still waiting on the bank transfer from Crowd Supply to us - as soon as we receive it, we will be able to put the production order. Everything is ready.

New Shipping Date

Unfortunately, with the campaign extended by two weeks and with the money transfer delay, it is becoming clear that won’t be able to ship the boards on Dec 11, as previously planned. After looking at various options, we decided that shipping the boards in the second half of December, which would put it in the middle of the busiest (and craziest) shipping season of the year, with Christmas shopping, is a bad idea - too many packages are delayed or lost during this time. Thus, the new plan is to ship everything immediately after Christmas season.

We apologize to everyone for this delay; we believe that it is the safest choice at the moment. However, if getting the boards early is crucial for you, write to us and we will try find a solution.

About the Author

Alexander "Shurik" Kirillov


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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

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