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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 :)
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.
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