Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!
Printable caterpillar track
by carlosgs, published
Use This Project
Give a Shout Out
If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Print Thing Tag
Testing a caterpillar track that is printable in one piece :)
UPDATE: Here is a video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nigrV9n9658
UPDATE 2: New version 1.2 of the tracks and wheels: more curve to avoid slipping
Scad code is messy, but i wanted to publish the promising results ASAP :)
- [DONE] An idler is required to reduce lateral force in the servo axis
- [DONE] The chain needs to be even more curve to prevent it from slipping out
- Still need to figure out a nice chassis
In order to print the tracks, I use Cura (https://github.com/daid/Cura) and a 0.5mm nozzle.
Settings in Cura:
Bottom/Top thickness = 0mm
Wall thickness = 0.5mm
Fill density = 0%
Solid infill top = OFF
Joris the outer edge = ON
These settings will print the track as a continuous, single-walled spiral, which makes them very flexible and resistant :)
Printable caterpillar track by carlosgs is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- You must distribute Remixes under the same license as the original.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving carlosgs a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure carlosgs would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).