T'REX tank chassis
November 13, 2013
It's been a long time coming but the T'REX robot chassis is here!
I've just been testing the final product so I thought I would post a few photos of the new chassis. The chassis is aluminium with a black powder coating. The tracks and struts are zinc with a black anodized finish. The wheels are zinc with a chrome finish.
With a ground clearance of 70mm and a total height of 130mm this robot chassis can handle very rough terrain. I've used counter sunk screws to ensure a smooth under carriage. This and the high clearance helps to prevent the chassis getting caught on objects. Hex head screws are used because they are harder to strip than phillips heads although you should not need to undo them.
The T'REX chassis has mounting holes for the T'REX controller which automatically detects RC, I2C and bluetooth control. There's a heap of room in the front for batteries and other controllers. An 11.1V (3S) 5000mAh or better LiPo is recommended.
Unfortunately we did not get the T'REX finished in time for Christmas but you can still pre-order them from Pome now. They will be ready by the end of November.