The Tracked Vehicle Chassis traverses over objects in its path and rough terrain. Use this kit as a stand-alone or combine it with other accessories making a more complex machine with more capabilities. The gear box can be built with two possible gear ratios-Standard: 203.7:1 or High Speed-58.2:1. Motor included. Requires two AA batteries (sold separately).
Kit features snap or screw together construction and color molded parts to eliminate needing paint or glue
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I bought this kit plus a tamiya dual motor gearbox as a basis for a robotics chassis. I took my time and put it together in an afternoon (dual gearbox, tracks and mounted to the board - no electronics) just as the picture shows and it looks great, but I noticed that there is not much room for the arduino, etc that I planned. You have a few options to re-arrange the tracks as the kit comes with extra wheels of different sizes, an extra piece of belt for each side and the board is predrilled with at least one extra motor mount (single gearbox - double gearbox (purchased separately) very slight mods are needed to work with this kit) and you are just a piece or two shy of having a ton more track and wheel options. If your intention is do build a steerable (dual motor) setup, buy the tracks, universal Tamiya plate and dual gearbox as individual items and skip this kit. I'm going to work with what I have as it is really nice but I plan to make some slight mods so I can mount the gearbox...
All mounting holes are pre drilled in the wooden platform, comes with extra orange wheels, gears, and track peaces, allowing for some reconfiguration of the vehicle. Axle length (with) seems to be the limiting factor in moving platforms with the stock parts. The 2AA battery pack comes with a switch that allows the the motor to go "forward" or "reverse". Aside from the vehicle itself, the gear box and switch require assembly. I Recommend the Tamiya 70097 twin motor (also found on Amazon) this allows for independent track control, (spinning, turning, more torque) the 70097 is basically two stock engines and gearboxes side by side with a split axle, it also requires assembly. The width of the platform is slightly larger than a Raspberry PI Model B so a Pi will fit between the tracks. SainSmart L298N Dual H Bridge Stepper Motor controller (also found on Amazon) is suitable for interfacing between a PI and the 70097 motors. It also have a dedicated 5 V output that...
Ok, so for a college assignment i was needing a vehicle that could have a lot of torque (sacrificing speed) so that it could go in a 30 degree ramp for 1 meter with some weight attached, and well, it worked!
But as someone who likes to play with electronics i actually chose it because it can be expanded to something bigger, in my case trying to build a remote controlled car.
Pros: + the motor is adjustable so it can actually be assembled to have more torque or more speed. + despite only needing a few pieces a lot more pieces are included that can actually help if you're building something bigger + it has a fairly explained manual so you can assemble this in a really short ammount of time + price (at least in my Latin American birth country this things are hard to find and really expensive (about $60) )
Cons: - The manual can be confusing and could be better explained - The motor that's included will turn both...
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