Logitank, made for Logitraxx Vehicle Chassis Kit
by SLI, published
This is a body top made for the Logitraxx chassis. Logitraxx is an FPGA based robot kit built on the Tamiya vehicle chassis platform using a custom length board.
The bot was designed by SL Interphase, LLC
We recently launched this on Kickstarter.
The tank model files are still a work in progress so they may change as we refine the design.
Its main purpose was to be a learning platform for developing robotics using the Spartan 6 FPGA. The robot demonstrates the basics of hardware accelerated parallel executed functions. Its navigation firmware and obstacle avoidance is pure hardware. The robot does not have a CPU and does not run any software (though you could integrate a processor based board like Arduino to its GPIO if you wanted).
As for the mechanical parts, they are still a bit rough and require some filing for fitting. the holes on the front plate are for the IR sensors and headlights. There is no back plate since the motor gearbox on the back of the Logitraxx essentially serves as the back plate.
You see a quick clip of it with grey printed turret moving around here...
Turn learn more about how an FPGA is different than a CPU, check out our Kickstarter video here...
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The body fits the CSRC-55 servo rather snugly. We made it tight so that you could file it and fit it without glue. Makes it easy to disassemble later.
It bolts together using #4x1/2 for either wood or sheet metal available at most hardware stores.
The gaps on the front portion are for the Logitraxx IR sensors and headlights. If you don't need them on your own creation you can just fill them in.