Workman II
The Workman II is the cousin of the original Workman platform.  Like the original, Workman II features 4-piece platform shell, two 8" drive wheels, and two 8" rear idler wheels.  But there are some significant differences.  First of all, Workman II uses belt-driven cogs to power the large wheels.  The deep tractor treads provide great traction.  A single metal axle joins and supports the drive wheels.  It also features a low center of gravity and drive wheels that are located several inches in front of the body.  The result is enhanced stability. 

Like the orignal Workman, the ABS plastic shell is easily drilled and modified for adding sensors, cameras, etc.   Workman is suited for commercial, educational, or hobby use.  (Transmitter, receiver, battery, and internal electronics not included.)

 Workman II uses a combination of belt and cog drive systems to power each wheel.   The 12VDC motors are mounted inside the wheel compartments.

(Note:  As of 3/1/03,  Workman II replaces the nylon pulleys (shown right) with two all-metal pulleys for longer lasting dependable service.)

Workman II is also compatible with the MC7 motor controller.  This PWM device provides variable speeds from stop to full forward or reverse and is available at  Diverse Electronic Services.

Individual 12VDC motors power each drive wheel.  The motors are internally mounted within the wheel compartments.


Robot Specifications:
  • Measures 21"L x 18"W x 9"H 
  • Weighs 20 lbs.
  • Load capacity 20 lbs.
  • Drive type:  belt-driven cogs
  • Two drive motors  (12 VDC,  2.25A,  2370 RPM, 10 AWG  leads)
  • Large 8" drive wheels
  • Max wheel speed:  4 ft./sec