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What's the love child of the Customizable MakerBelt and Emmet's Gear Bearing? A fully printable tank tread assembly! It's not only fully printed (no screws or bolts) it's printed assembled, ready to use! Note that the belt is printed in place around toothed bearings, and the bearings are printed in place attached to a frame. Just remove from the build plate, rotate the belt and bearing pieces to make sure everything's free, and it should roll! How cool is that!
Print, pop off your print bed, and spin the bearings and tread until they're loose. After that, it should roll freely over rough terrain!
Print two, and make a robot or tank!
I plan to:
Fully Printable Tank Tread Assembly by laird is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure laird would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!