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Description: Track set for tank treads. Use these treads to create your own tank setup. These work superbly with the Tamiya dual gear box.
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In answering the requests concerning dimensions;
How much abuse can these handle? For example, if I wanted to make a robot that rolls on rough terrain, or a really fast mini-tank?
Can someone please post the width of the treds and diameter of the sprockets, thanks.
Please can someone help me by telling how to hold the treads together. I mean I see there the holes to attach to the links but they just keep coming apart. What are you guys doing to keep it together?
Any help is appreciated.
Please get this back in stock soon!:P
Can the plastic tracks in this kit be combined together to make a single, continuous, longer track?
I am sure they can….
I have assembled these personally, and you can just keep connecting the links for the track size you want.
The only problem you may encounter is the torque load on the drive sprocket. The more track you have in contact with the ground, the higher amount of torque you can transfer. The motor drive sprocket is only toothed plastic, with a 3mm hex drive shaft, so you may end up stripping something out over time.
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Great kit with many possibilities. My only gripe is that the plastic that the sprockets are made from is too soft. Mine have stripped out and wont hold onto the hex shaft of the twin motor gear box very well.
Simple solution: Drill a small hole on the axle shaft and use a set screw to hold on to the hex shaft.
I used these in conjunction with the
Universal Plate Set
Dual Motor Gearbox
in my Arduino Robot project titled “ATTICUS” found at:
How do you get this to turn differently, since the front axle is connected to both front wheels? Or am I just stupid?
The front wheels are coasters - they spin independently of each other on a smooth axle. The driving wheels (sprockets) have a six-sided bore inside so they are fixed on the hex drive shafts. (There are two short and one long hex axle in the package if I recall.)
Please be patient everyone. They are (and have been) on order and we are just waiting on the shipment to come in.
Get this back in stock, please!
please get these back in stock
I count 10 tracks, 4 10 link and 4 8 link. And there also appears to be a second smaller set of drive sprockets. Is the picture correct or the discription.
Made an iPhone controlled tank using these treads, along with the Ardumoto and a number of other SparkFun Parts.
This set looks suspiciously similar to Parallax’s tank tread kit - http://www.parallax.com/Store/Robots/RoboticAccessories/tabid/145/ProductID/78/List/0/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName,ProductName - but it doesn’t appear to include the aluminum sides included in the Parallax set. Incidentally, the SparkFun set here costs about one fifth of that Parallax set. Anyway, does anyone know if this particular set would work for a BOE BOT?
yup, it’s actually the same tank tread set…originally made by Tamiya. I believe the metal sides are made by Parallax and they don’t come with this kit.
What is the width of the track? What is length of each track (or how much track (total length) is included)?
A really good little kit and does indeed work well with the Tamiya dual gearbox (although its lacking in power IMO but thats another story). I made a standard tank type thing with them (http://chrix.thefnet.co.uk/index.php/G.A.R.E.V.) but am here getting another set to make a smaller bot, hopefully using servos instead of the dual gearbox. Treads could do with being a bit more rubbery/grippier but generally very good.
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