Mini Turty

The world’s lowest cost ROS Navigation capable robot. Perfect for education!miniturt_01

Price: $599
Availability: Back-order (2 weeks)

Kit/Fully assembled


The ALL NEW Mini-Turty from Rhoeby Dynamics represents a new level of value and functionality in a ROS Navigation-capable robot. Designed with the lowest cost and complete user serviceability in mind, this robot is providing greatly improved access to advanced robotics navigation!

Available in kit form*, or fully assembled and ready to go. Either way, this robot provides endless hours of fun and represents the ideal platform for learning the Robot Operating System, and robotics in general.

* For assembly details, see our new video:

Primary Components

The primary components on this robot include:

  • Raspberry Pi 3 *NEW!
  • 16 GB Micro-SD card
  • Rhoeby Mini-Turty base
  • Rhoeby R2D LiDAR
  • 150Mbps 802.11n Wi-Fi USB Adapter
  • Pre-loaded with ROS Kinetic Navigation Suite *NEW!

The robot uses WiFi for the connection to remote services (eg. ssh, remote ROS/RViz, etc.), and is a turn-key platform for demonstration and further development of ROS features. The system comes fully-assembled, pre-loaded with ROS Kinetic and the Navigation Suite, and is tested to verify the mapping, navigation and dynamic obstacle avoidance functions.

Software Features

This robot retains all the features you could expect from a mobile navigation-capable robot, including:

  • Tele-operation
  • Localization
  • Mapping
  • Navigation

Included in our customized version of the Robot Operating System are simple scripts that enable the robot to be operated with little, to no previous experience. If you can run simple commands from the command line, you can run this robot!

Additionally, the robot software can be expanded to support computer vision (using Raspberry Pi camera) and many other advanced features.

Hardware Features

Other features of the robot include:

  • high capacity battery
  • voltage monitor
  • fuse
  • high quality long-life motors
  • sturdy chassis

High Capacity Battery

The Mini Turty uses a high capacity 11.1V 1.3 Ah Li-Po battery for extended operation between charges.

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions: 6″ x 6.5″ x 6.5″ [152 x 165 x 165 mm]

Let the fun begin!

Exact specifications are subject to change.