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laser cut tracked chassis for Tamiya 70097 motor/gearbox

IMG_1078.jpgIMG_1079.jpgIMG_1082.jpgWell, I got busy tonight and finished up my new tracked robot design! I've been wanting to do this for awhile and finally got around to designing and lasering it out tonight.

 Uses a Tamiya 70097 twin motor/gearbox, Tamiya 70100 track and wheel set and the chassis has built in provisions for either setting it up as a 58:1 or 203:1 ratio on the gearbox.

Parallax Ping is mounted and working.  Strangely, I didn't take any pics with the batteries mounted... I guess that'll have to wait for the video.

Chassis is solid as a rock and has an internal bay for gear, batteries, breadboard etc.

This one took some design effort, but I think it was worth it :-)



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Now that is cool!!
Thanks Fritsl

Wow that's really fantastic and professional looking! Uff looks like i'm the only person on earth that doesn't have access to a laser cutter :(

You could add a picture of only the chassis without tracks and electronics..Or the single pieces.. That would be awsome!

I just purchased one of those tracks and motorbox myself, i'll be happy if i can make a chassis half that cool :)

Good idea, I'll add the pics of the chassis by itself.

Very nice, as always. That design looks pretty sturdy.


Thanx Dan
another amazing chassis! i love your chassises (is that how you say it?) casca! I only suggest one improvement: in my opinion it would look better if you hooked up the wires on the pin the way i did : http://letsmakerobots.com/node/1363  as to make it look neater
I gotta get some shrink tubing this weekend!

that sounds fun even if i don't know what they are! anyways for mine i used the two pin jumpers (3 of them obviously) like the one that's already on the picaxe board (the one which connects the V1 and V2 pins...you know, the header you have to take off if you wanna use two power supplies. it has two slots, one for the pin and one for,in my case, a tiny wire. i then soldered the strands with the metallic piece at the top)

 omg!!! your chassis rocks! (how many times have i said that?? :P)

I told you in another post what that heat shrinking stuff is :)