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Offline El_DooderinoTopic starter

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Help with Robotics project
« on: April 17, 2013, 07:29:35 PM »
Hi, i posted this earlier, but on the wrong part of the forum. I want to know how to meet the structural needs of a for motor track vehicle, like a tank. i have the circuit all done, so no worries. i just want to know how to make or find tracks for it, and attach them to the body. If anyone knows how to add suspension/shock absorbent to a tank-like vehicle, please let me know.
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Offline Duane Degn

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Re: Help with Robotics project
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 08:16:17 AM »
What size is this tank going to be? How much will it weigh?

Where is it going to drive?

If you have the circuit done, does that mean you have the motors picked out? What are their specs?

Do you have any tracks in mind?

I have a partial list of treads I've found for robotics in post #12 of this Parallax forum thread.

http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php/135706-Index-Test?p=1049905&viewfull=1#post1049905

Offline jwatte

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Re: Help with Robotics project
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 03:16:58 PM »
If you want small tracks, just get a toy tracked vehicle, RC tank, or perhaps something like the Pololu Zumo. You might even get away with some rubber timing belts and pulleys.

If it's a bigger vehicle, look for tracked "power dumpers" (wheelbarrows with motors.) These have tracks and suspensions and motors. You can take off their chassis and motor, and put in your robot parts instead.

 


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