Arlo Complete Robot System

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Product Description

The Arlo Complete Robot System is a great choice when you need to build a land-based robot platform that can support complex guided or autonomous missions.  No need to cobble together random parts—all of the mechanical and electronic components are included, as well as interconnecting wires, hardware, and even the 12 V batteries and charger. Although this kit is designed to use with the controller of your choice, we’ve added a free sample Propeller Activity Board WX and programming cable to make it truly complete.

Do you already have a small Parallax robot that aspires to greater things? Take the control board off of your Propeller ActivityBot (#32500), your BASIC Stamp Boe-Bot (#28832), or your Shield-Bot with Arduino Uno (#32335), and mount it on the Arlo platform to make its dreams come true. Our Arlo Tutorials support all three options to help you get started, using familiar programming.


  • Thick and sturdy HDPE top and bottom plates can be sawn or machined for easy customization
  • Precision-machined aluminum motor mounts and wheels provide smooth, reliable operation
  • 12 V motors, inflatable tires and wheel encoders provide fast yet precise travel indoors our outside on paved surfaces
  • DHB-10 motor controller handles encoder input and accepts PWM and serial commands
  • Power Distribution Board with multiple voltage output options support your custom add-ons
  • Four Ping))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensors detect objects from every side

Note: Soldering and mechanical assembly required! See the online Arlo Robot Assembly Guide.

Key Specifications:

  • Voltage requirements: 12 VDC (battery included)
  • Current requirements: 1.5 to 3 amps, depending on terrain
  • Communication (with motor controller): Serial, 19200 baud default, or PWM
  • Dimensions, assembled: ~ 10 inches tall x18 inches in diameter
  • Weight, assembled: 25 lbs
  • Operating temp range: 32 to 158 °F (0 to 70 °C)

Kit Contents:

*Beginning May 2016, the Power Distribution Board Kits transitioned from using a 2.5 mm jack to a 2.1 mm jack. Your kit will contain a compatible charger.)

Note: This product is the evolution of, and replacement for, our previous larger-format robot platforms: Madeusa (#28970) and Eddie (#28990 & #28992).

Additional Information

Weight 30.15 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in


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paul kommula

how to navigate the robot thru SSH in can you please help me with the commands and a sample navigation

Stephanie Lindsay

Hi Paul, Parallax did not develop an SSH application for the Arlo. If the code examples under the Downloads tab and the linked Arlo tutorials are not enough to build on, consider posting to the Parallax Robotics forum for assistance with your custom application. You will find experts on many subjects in this community.

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