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Arduino Book Case (Tank Tracks Mod)

by jasonwelsh, published

Arduino Book Case (Tank Tracks Mod) by jasonwelsh Dec 11, 2012

Description

Imagine taking a case, programing your Arduino for awhile with bits of code. Saying to yourself one day "I want to play with servos" Take your case print out the tank tread mod and away you go. That is the goal for my project. Easy upgrades... constant change without regrets. So when a pair of tank treads show up on thingiverse I was on that with a passion.

These treads are a great design... They needed to be upgraded a little to fit my design but nothing that could not be modeled in blender.

Wheels now have 2mm holes for the servo wheel plate to connect to the wheels.

Servos are screwed down, no more rubber band.

idler is still a good idea.



Lost the Scad because well the only thing that might change is the servo size but I tried to use a very common standard size in the build. Links are provided in the instructions to everything you need for this mod.

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These tracks are great for lighter applications but while testing I broke quite a lot of them.

Now I use these http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

I'll need to redesign the tracks a bit, after playing with this today I have had 2 flat tires. I think its the weight of it that is breaking the bands.

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Instructions

First Print thingiverse.com/thing:36897 and assemble

Then aquire the following hardware.

4 2mmx20mm
4 3mmx25mm
12 3mmx12mm
4 #6 washers
12 m3 nuts
1 21 mm servo wheel (comes with servo)
2 sparkfun.com/products/9347?

When printing the tank tread you should follow the directions located here.
thingiverse.com/thing:37104

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jasonwelsh on Dec 30, 2012 said:

These tracks are great for lighter applications but while testing I broke quite a lot of them.

Now I use these http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

jasonwelsh on Dec 25, 2012 said:

I'll need to redesign the tracks a bit, after playing with this today I have had 2 flat tires. I think its the weight of it that is breaking the bands.

jasonwelsh on Dec 16, 2012 said:

Found a cool trick!

Silicone sealant + tank treads = traction on smooth surfaces!

Images added for your amusement.

 

biddoof on Dec 13, 2012 said:

Can anybody guide me as to how to print the treads using MakerWare & the Replicator 2?

I try with 0 infill (the only relevant option I can find) but it still prints the bottom solid...

(I've been trying to use replicatorG but all I get is a hot mess - again I don't see a top/bottom off option, if anybody has advice on how to build using rG with the Replicator2, that would also be excellent!)

I've read everything I can find on this...

jasonwelsh on Dec 14, 2012 said:

Type your comment here
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open this file you'll find a ton of stuff you can edit .  Path for it is above

jasonwelsh on Dec 13, 2012 said:

updated the front axle "Track holder book.stl" - now has more security. 

AMS3000 on Dec 12, 2012 said:

OMG YES 

carlosgs on Dec 11, 2012 said:

Wow! This is great, I love the idea. Will print one as soon as I can :)

Such a fast derivative too :P Thanks!

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