[UPDATE: I've been working on an improved (and compatible) version of this rover tracks, if you are planning to build this, please check the newer version first at
This is a self-contained 3D printable rover track that can be reused on your projects.
Many times I designed and downloaded already designed rovers to be 3D printed. Usually there is no isolation between the rover tracks and the rest of the body. This leads to the need to redesign everything on any new rover you make.
The idea here is to isolate the tracks of my rovers, and create something that can be reused on many tracked robots, so you just think in the body, not the wheels.
If you print this thing, please add a make, (even if it is not finished) I'd love to see it, and get feedback so we can improve it.
I thought about adding also the motor controller, so you can just remove that element from your body and use that space for something else. Though it's not really needed to put the controller there if you what to use another type, or just want to place it with the rest of your electronics.
Also, as the motor controller supports two motors, you could place it in one of the tracks, and just send the power cables to the second motor. I'll show that later with pictures, so you know how to do that.
For each track you will need to print:
- 1 MotorMount_v1.stl
- 1 MotorMount_Enclosure_v1.stl
- 1 Wheel_Drive_A_v1.stl
- 1 Wheel_Drive_B_v1.stl
- 2 Wheel_Slave_v1.stl
- 2 Wheels_Enclosure_Connector_v1.stl
- 22 Track_v1.stl
- 1 Wheels_Enclosure_A_v1.stl
- 1 Wheels_Enclosure_B_v1.stl
These are the parts you'll to have (or buy):
- 1 Yellow DC Gear Motor (like this one)
- 1 mini DC motor controller(like this)
- Some M3 wood screws (get them here) (I find them to work perfect with 3D printed stuff. I used 10 mm ones here, but I'd recommend getting a bunch of measures, because you'll use them for sure)
The main page for this project is in here my blog, were I'll be updating and linking related projects that use this thing
You can see and download the fusion 360 design from this link. I would really appreciate if you send me a picture of your build, or mark it as "made" in this website, It is awesome to know what I did helped someone.
If you make any donation to help me keep working on my designs, as a sign of appreciation, I'll send you the fusion 360 files.
You can find an example on how to add this to an already existing chassis in here