barnabas rover kit 2wd arduino chassis ultrasonic sensor line following robot
Barnabas rover arduino kit no soldering
barnabas rover kit 2wd arduino chassis ultrasonic sensor line following robot

Barnabas Rover: Arduino-Compatible 2WD DC Motor Car Kit (Ages 11+)

Barnabas Robotics
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Build a robot car that can move and think on its own!  The Barnabas Rover is able to follow a line, sense objects in front of it and even following a flash light.  A great STEM/Robotics project for the classroom and home.  Perfect for teachers and for hobbyists!

No soldering required!

Build Instructions/Curriculum

Key Concepts That You Learn:

  • How To Code/Program Arduino (C and Block-coding)
  • Basic Electrical Circuits
  • How To Work With Sensors (Distance, Light, Buttons, Infrared)
  • Working with DC Motors 
  • Working with DC Motor Drivers
  • Mechanical Build

Kit Contents:

  • 1 x 2WD Chassis 
  • 2 x DC Geared Motors (pre-wired and strengthened with hot glue)
  • 1 x LS9110S DC Driver
  • 1 x Arduino-Compatible Uno
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x 7.5V Battery Holder for Arduino
  • 12 x Male to Female Arduino Wires
  • 5 x Male to Male Arduino Wires
  • 1 x Mini Breadboard
  • 6 x Resistors (470 Ohm, 4.7 kOhm, 10 kOhm)
  • 1 x LED
  • 1 x 4-Pin Button
  • 2 x IR Sensor Modules
  • 2 x Light Sensors (Photoresistors)
  • 1 x Ultrasonic Sensor
  • 1 x 3mm Screwdriver
  • 5 x Double-Stick Foam

Batteries not included

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Solid little kit for high school

I have assembled my kit and run several programs. I have been using Arduinos for years with students in my high school classes. I did rely on the tutorials for assembling the Barnabas Rover. I jumped to writing my own programs just to see how well the kit works. I am impressed.

I like the ease of assembly and that there is no soldering required. In this time of virtual-only learning, I am planning to purchase enough kits to send home with each student. I have been looking for something they can assemble at home without the benefit of a lab with tools. This kit will fill that need.

I plan to supplement the kit with higher-watt resistors (for the ease of reading the stripes), a piezo speaker, and a few LEDs to expand their possibilities. This kit is a nice, cost-effective substitute for the Parallax Boe-Bot that we used in class for many years. In normal times we are using VEX cortex kits in class. Sending that equipment home is not possible.

I would love to provide some follow-up once my students have begun using the kits.