The Magician Chassis is our latest robot platform from Dagu. It features two gearmotors with 65mm wheels and a rear caster. The chassis plates are cut from acrylic with a wide variety of mounting holes for sensors, controllers, power, etc. Simply bolt the two pre-cut platforms together, attach the motors and caster and add your favorite robotics controller. This kit includes all of the parts needed to assemble the chassis as well as a 4xAA battery holder with barrel jack termination.
Note: The chassis requires assembly but has detailed instructions.
This skill concerns mechanical and robotics knowledge. You may need to know how mechanical parts interact, how motors work, or how to use motor drivers and controllers.
Skill Level: Rookie - You will be required to know some basics about motors, basic motor drivers and how simple robotic motion can be accomplished.
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Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.
Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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Based on 2 ratings:
You can’t beat the price for a chassis, motors and wheels. However, the height of the top deck severely limits what you can put on the bottom deck. Ultimately, the kit needs taller standoffs so you can actually get your batteries in and out of the thing, and to allow you to mount other stuff on the bottom deck (unless you have little baby fingers). I know they’ve updated the kit, but I think the standoffs are still the same and thus it still needs improvement.
The motors that com with the kit are really nice ones. The rest of the kit needs some better materials and attention to detail. The one I received had predrilled holes that were in the wrong place for mounting the front caster. One of the plates had broken in shipment (poor material? poor packaging?) but was easily reglued. With new holes for the front caster the student I gave the kit to was able to build a robot but then ran into the problem with battery placement that others have mentioned.
Our new Shadow chassis has some great improvements from the old Redbot chassis. You can find it here - https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13166