July 5, 2012
ok - anyone who reads my "AKIRA" page probably knows exactly what i'm about to ask...
Tracks... please advise.
more detail? ... ok
I'm currently using rubber tracks on a smooth wooden floor (and carpet in the future) and hit a problem when i tried to get my bot to turn on the spot - it ripped the gearbox to shreds and dislocated both powered wheels.
My first option has been to cover the rubber with PVA glue to reduce traction - but im not sure how this will survive on carpet or over time so i'm now looking at plastic tracks as an option.
the ones i really like are the solarbotics as they have an outside which is fairly flat and thus wont grip too greatly onto carpet - but my god the price is insane.
the alternative is the tamiya (both found here) but i'm worried that although the plastic will allow slippage on the smooth wood when it comes to carpet the ridges on the tracks will grip very greatly and put me back in my current position.
any ideas people?