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Offline dreamroboticsTopic starter

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How to make tracks for tracked robots
« on: August 14, 2011, 01:22:59 AM »
For some reason, I have a crazy idea about making a tracked robot. But I dont know what materials or place to order the tracks. My friend told me to get it from a snowblower. But that would be alot of money to waste just for a track system. Any ideas?

Offline kasunt

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Re: How to make tracks for tracked robots
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 02:08:17 AM »
Similar discussion on http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=14247.0

Check www.superdroidrobots.com for some ideas. They also sell parts and kits.

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Re: How to make tracks for tracked robots
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 05:08:04 AM »
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-custom-and-strong-tank-tracks-for-very/

Bike chain tank treads. You can exchange the half cut PVC in the article for any material of your choice including strips of metal. There have been quite a few modifications to that instructable with people using the same basic idea of chains with some linkage between.
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