MMP-5 Mobile Robot Platform

 

 

The MMP-5 is the perfect choice for research projects that need to get off the ground quickly without a big investment. We stand behind the quality and value of these little workhorses and many of our customers have claimed that the MMP-5 has met and exceeded their expectations.

We have sold MMP-5 platforms to many Universities, Lockheed Martin, NASA, The U.S. Air Force and Law Enforcement all with positive feedback.

The Machine Lab has also outfitted these platforms for a range of custom applications including inspection and surveillance. Please call us or email if you have any questions regarding your application.

infolab@themachinelab.com

(626) 357-3640

MMP-5  Mobile Platform Specs

 Weight:  4.5 Pounds
Payload: 4 pounds additional
Power: 

Run Time:

12 Volt Rechargeable

NiCad, 1400mAh

 

Over one hour run time with single battery pack (included)

Dimensions: 11.5" L x 11.2" W x 4.25" H (Wheel diameter is 4.25")

MMP-5 Dimensions, PDF file

The MMP-5 comes with the Geolander tires as seen in this photo.

Chassis: Aluminum chassis with hard black anodized finish.
Drive: 

 

Steering:

4 Motor drive with all metal gears in hi-torque gear head motors. 

All terrain foam filled semi pneumatic tires.

Platforms are "Tank" drive and have a zero turning radius.

Top Speed: 3.7 ft/sec 

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Control:

Custom High Current Motor drivers with thermal and over current protection. Motor drivers can be controlled with a standard hobby-type PWM signal or with RS-232 serial control.

Note: The built-in motor controller also has an on-board 5V, 100 milliamp regulator that will power a Futaba radio receiver for PWM control or the RS-232 interface board for serial control. If you intend to run servos or any other TTL level 5 volt devices you must use an external regulator or battery. We highly recommend a switch mode BEC.

The RS-232 Adapter board only provides voltage level shifting and opto-isolation for control with a PC or laptop. It does not create or convert serial signal data. It is a connector for your DB 9 serial cable to the robot platform control leads. You do not need the RS-232 adapter board if you will be using a TTL level micro controller.

Note: As of 9/1/07 the MMP-5 and MMP-8 units have been outfitted with new motor controllers. The new controllers have many new features. See the User guide below.

Options: Prototyping Boards, RS-232 or PWM control, Radio Controllers, Camera Systems

Literature: MMP-5 PDF Brochure

MMP-5 User Guide PDF

 

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