How to assemble the Rover from CODEBOX Starter kit.
Prepare the following parts for the upper part of the vehicle:
For more effective and easier assembly we encourage you to try out different ways of placing your construction on the workspace. We know from our experience that sometimes it is easier to screw elements together placing them in various configurations. Sometimes it is better to work out your own way of doing things, that is why we don’t always give ready-made solutions 🙂
Prepare the parts for the sides of the vehicle.
5. Now repeat the two previous steps to assemble the other side of the rover. Notice that this time you need to put the parts together in mirror image.
After assembling both sides of the vehicle, place the parts next to each other and check if the motor shanks are in the same axis.
6. Combine the sides with the roof of the vehicle using 12 mm screws. Don’t tighten the screws to the maximum yet – we need them a little bit loose to fit the bottom part later on. Prepare the following parts for the bottom of the vehicle:
Prepare the parts for the bottom of the vehicle.
8. Make sure that the small wheel is set closer to the edge of the vehicle than to the center. It’s important for proper balance of the robot.
When assembling parts with multiple screws set far aside, it’s best to tighten the screws halfway, until you get all of them in place. Once you do that, you can finish tightening the screws.
10. Prepare the parts for the front facet of the vehicle and the distance sensor mount.
Notice. The wooden parts are quite tightly fit with the sensor. That is why you need to be careful placing the sensor inside the mount, don’t use too much force or the sensor might break. The sensor can be placed inside the mount only after assembling the mount. Remember that the sensor pins need to face up.
14. Lead out the motor cable through the holes on the roof of the rover. Screw on the front facet to the rest of the rover using 12 mm screws.
16. Prepare the parts for two wheels and assemble them using 12 mm screws. Next put on the rubber orings on the wheels.
1. Connect the motors to the M1 and M2 ports of the LOFI Brain. Make sure the small metal walls inside the pins of the motor cables are facing the plastic walls of the pins on the controller.
2. Connect the powerbank to the micro USB slot on the Adapter.
3. Connect the distance sensor to the corresponding slot on the Adapter. Make sure you have connected the pins VCC, TRIG, ECHO, and GND as shown in the picture below.
4. If you are using a Bluetooth module, connect it to the corresponding slot on the adapter. Make sure you put the module in the right direction, see the picture below.