2WD Mobile Platform for Arduino

DFRobotSKU: RB-Dfr-16
Manufacturer #: ROB0005

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  • 2WD Arduino mobile robot development platform
  • Low-cost Arduino microcontroller mobile platform
  • Two differential drive
  • Caster ball included
  • Complete chassis with mounting hardware

The 2WD Mobile Platform for Arduino is a small, low-cost mobile platform for use with a standard Arduino microcontroller. The robot comes as a kit which includes two drive motors, wheels (and rear caster ball), frame and all mounting hardware.

The DFRobot 2WD robot is widely used as a development platform for the Arduino microcontroller. Arduino has world's largest number of users when it comes to hobby microcontrollers and there is a lot of code and project examples available.  The differential drive allows for a near zero turning radius while the high-strength aluminum alloy body plus high-quality high-speed motors make it suitable for flat indoor surfaces and flat-platform robot completitions. The top layer includes a standard servo socket and the three optional sensor holder. This three sensor holder fits with our adjustable IR range sensor. The servo can be used for a simple rotation platform, a two degrees of freedom camera holder or even a robotic arm. 

To make this lovely robot run, you will need a motor controller and microcontroller board. The Romeo V2 All-in-one Microcontroller (ATMega32U4)  is an ideal candidate for this, it includes an Arduino compatible platform directly programable via USB, a motor controller with external power option, integrated optional buttons and sensor connection sockets like our famous expansion shields.

2WD Mobile Platform for Arduino


  • Connect each motor to the vertical supports using the included screws and nuts
  • Wire the motors
  • Mount the ball caster in the lower frame
  • Screw the on/off switch and power plug into the top frame
  • Wire the on/off switch and power to your motor controller
  • Srew the top frames to the lower frame
  • Connect the wheels to the motors
  • The additional metal parts are used at your discretion but are not necessary.

    The tie wraps can be used to hold the battery in place
    The sensor mounts can be used however you see fit


  • Two drive motors
  • Wheels (and rear caster ball)
  • Frame and all mounting hardware
  • Wheel diameter: 65mm x 25mm wide
  • Dimensions: 
  • 170mm diameter base 
  • 57mm height (not including wheels)
  • Motor: 28mm height, 40mm length
  • Battery pack: 80mm x 58mm
  • Sensor mount: 34mm high x 25mm wide
  • Weight: 400g
  • 2WD Arduino mobile robot development platform
  • Low-cost Arduino microcontroller mobile platform
  • Two differential drive
  • Caster ball included
  • Complete chassis with mounting hardware
  • Dimensions: 170mm diameter base 
  • Weight: 445g
  • DFRobot 6V,180rpm Micro DC Geared Motor with Back Shaft

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Very good quality

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An ideal starting platform for those new to the world of robotics. Quality of the components is great for the price and looks quite nice once its assembled.

Good beginner robot

My son enjoyed this as a starter robot.

Excellent value for money.

The motors and wheels are not the highest quality, but they're good enough for entry level robotics. The chassis is outstanding - very sturdy and easy to fix controllers and sensors to.

Easy to mount

The instructions to build are easy to follow, it's a recommended purchase to start a mobile robot.

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