SDP Mini RPlidar Experimental 2WD Robot Platform

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SlamtecSKU: RB-Rpk-04
Manufacturer #: SDP_mini

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  • 2WD Mini Robot platform with the Slamware Solution
  • For evaluating the performance of modular autonomous robot localization and navigation solution
  • Supported to run in Windows/Linux/IOS and Android environment
  • Includes Slamware Core, RPLIDAR A2M8 360° Laser Scanner and Breakout 3.0 board

The SDP Mini RPlidar Experimental 2WD Robot Platform is a small-size development platform designed by Slamtec with which users can have a general understanding about the Slamware solution and examine its basic performance. The SDP Mini is a compact structure suitable for the preliminary evaluation of Slamware solution or the development of robots with basic needs for localization and navigation function.

SDP Mini RPlidar Experimental 2WD Robot Platform- Click to Enlarge

It is assembled by key components including Slamware Core, RPLidar A2 and Breakout 3.0 board, and requires only 8 AA batteries. The SDK of SDP Mini, supported to run in Windows/Linux/IOS and Android environment, integrates the whole Slamware solution and extra reserved sensor interfaces. 

  • 1 x SPD mini RPlidar platform

Technical Details

  • Weight: G.W 1408g   
  • Battery: Exclude
  • Maximum diameter: 185 mm±5mm
  • Height: 100 mm±5mm
  • Weight: 0.85kg ±0.05kg
  • Material: Acrylic (upper board is 4mm and lower board is 5mm)

Center of gravity

  • Height: 47mm
  • Location: 5mm backward of the center point


  • Maximum distance range: 8m(based on white objects with 90% reflected)


  • Resolution: 5cm
  • Maximum mapping area: Varies in different environments and with different batteries


  • Normal speed: 0.25m/s
  • Maximum speed: 0.35m/s


  • Software interfaces: SLAMWARETM Windows/Linux/Android/IOS SDK

Power dissipation & endurance

  • Operating current: 0.7A
  • Endurance: 2h

Working environment

  • Temperature: -10℃ ~ 40℃
  • Humidity: 30% ~ 70%
  • Power: 8 AA batteries

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Serious version incompatibility

This is an impressive piece of technology. However... I bought this not realizing that it was version 3, when the current version was 4. I worked through most of the problems with help from other hobbyists. (Special thanks to Dr. Bruce!) However, this Slamware Core is not fully compatible with later versions of the Windows SDK. The Slamtec support website does not give any way to retrieve older versions of the SDK. Most of the time I get a prompt and helpful response from Slamtec, but not always. I recommend buying the SDP Mini from a distributor who still has the latest version. Slamtec is no longer selling this particular product. They do have others that incorporate the core and lidars.

Great technology woeful SDK

Hi all So much promise, a great little item of technology.... however the SDK is based on Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010. Who wants to go back that far for development. The other Slamtec products such as RPlidar also use VS2010. The Slamtec technology is being held back by the old SDK fro use in modern projects.

Dr Bruce
Incredible SLAM robot!

Out of the box this little robot uses a 360 degree scanning lidar to map a room or even an entire house, then navigates using path planning, lidar path following and lidar obstacle avoidance. Absolutely amazing especially for this price! I agree with "Douglas" that the software needs an update - but my friends and I were able to hack into the existing software using the online documentation to build this onto a bigger robot platform adding a custom C/C++ dll to interface Python to the Slamtec SDP mini... So with Windows 10 Python we can send commands to control the SDP module which in turn controls a medium sized robot. I do hope that Slamtec continues to develop this platform!

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