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Offline emmannuelTopic starter

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Low voltage tank robot
« on: June 29, 2010, 02:07:02 PM »
Hi everyone,
Haven't been back in a few years but I got my robot done. It really impressed a lot of people including my dad who didn't believe I was the one that made it.

I've resided to do a much better version of it and fix several of the issues I had with my original idea.

This time I want to make it using the tamiya tank set such as http://www.pololu.com/picture/view/0J1425

I want to run the whole circuit including driving the motors at 3.3V will that be possible or will I need 5V?

The motors run at that voltage but I'm worried about the torque being to weak to move the tank.

Thanks.

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Re: Low voltage tank robot
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 10:40:18 PM »
Are your motors geared?
If not they probably wont have enough torque to drive the wheels/tracks alone.
If you are using the Tamiya differential drive set you should be OK...
Be careful though, some customers had problems with it!
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Re: Low voltage tank robot
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 03:07:35 AM »
Yeah I'll be using that dual gear motor at the higher gear ratio.

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Re: Low voltage tank robot
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 07:18:29 AM »
Should be fine.
If you have problems try the low gear ratio.
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