This is the second version of my Rover Tracks design.
Many small issues were solved following the recommendations of the people that already built the first version of it. (Thank you guys!)
The main idea of this project is to create tracks you can put on any rover you design.
As you can see in the video, it is pretty powerful for just having one super cheap motor per track. It was able to tackle every type of terrain I put it on!
Check bellow for the list of things you'll need to print and buy and more details on the build.
Source code can be downloaded from github here.
I spent a lot of time designing this. If you like it and want to say thanks by giving me a tip and help me continue to make amazing Things, I'll send you the fusion 360 as a sign of appreciation.
To test the tracks I made a plate that connect both tracks and has holes for a Raspberry-pi. The Pi is controlled by generic a bluetooth gamepad like this one
To power the raspberry pi I used a DC-DC step down converter, and soldered the output of it to the pins of the RPi's usb power connector. (There was no space for a real USB connector)
Follow this video to see how to assemble each track of the robot.
... To Print
For each side (you need two sides per rover)
- 1 MotorMount_A_v2.stl
- 1 MotorMount_B_v2.stl
- 2 WheelDrive_v2.stl
- 2 WheelSlave_v2.stl
- 1 Enclosure_A_v1.stl
- 1 MRTConnector.stl (This replaces the Enclosure_B_v1.stl)
- 2 Enclosure_C_v1.stl
- 22 Track_v1.stl
To connect both sides:
1 - plate.stl
If you just want to make the tracks...
If you want to make the rover as seen in the pictures...