Introduction: KAP-V (K'nex Programmable Automated Vehicle) V2.0

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This is my second robot- thanks for the comments!
Improvements over Mk1:

Large program length (20 Chain links)
It takes much less of the program to turn (5-6 white pegs instead of 12 in the old one to turn 90 degrees!)
Smaller, more compact design
Quite tough- the old one was flimsy
All-in-one program unit and chassis-yeah monocoque (if you don't know what it means go on wikipedia)
Faster- Bigger wheels
Only 4 red gears because of the direct drive to the wheels

Only works well on flat, smooth surfaces because of low ground clearance- so I couldn't put castor wheels on it- I put skids on instead
Jerky movement due to new pick up wheels

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Get buildin'

Video is here

Step 1:

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The Basic frame

Step 2:

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Adding the motor

Step 3:

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Wheels+Chain Programme


Killer~SafeCracker (author)2009-08-23

I don't know why this doesn't have more comments.

I guess people aren't interested in robots- instructable users ALWAYS search for guns

It's a real shame, things like this deserve to be featured or at least have more comments.

8 years into the future........totally!

7years into the future... Definitely!

LittleBilly (author)2016-08-12

How do you program it?

GWorks (author)2016-03-10

Ingenious! Maybe I'll use this one day, with the correct credits of course ^^

GuppehsWorld (author)2016-03-09

I built this now, but the chain keeps faling apart and their is too much friction against the white connectors that help the chain a long the bottom.

GuppehsWorld (author)2016-03-09

How many chain links are used? Btw, this is AMAZING.

Linkin_J_Knex (author)2016-03-06

I know this is a while ago, BUT AMAZING IDEA

I'd like to copy this idea and expand upon it. I'd credit you entirely though

Orangepanda (author)2012-01-20

hi this is so cool im gonna build this!

michiel123456789 (author)2011-03-10

Wow nice! Thats perfect for me, I like both Knex and programming! 5*

TheFoofinator (author)2009-12-17

 Ah, I have noticed this, I will post a third version which will resolve this problem, an it will have a castor wheel - Are you referring to the white rods on the chain?

webby427 (author)TheFoofinator2010-02-19

You could invert the chain. So when it gets to where it used to fall off it just pushes it in tighter.

dungeon runner (author)webby4272010-04-25

It doesn't matter what direction they are in - the pieces will still come off. Try it yourself.

webby427 (author)dungeon runner2010-12-05


TheFoofinator (author)webby4272010-02-19

 The problem is that it catches on the side of the body, so it needs to be widened. I will post instructions when my arm is better

webby427 (author)TheFoofinator2010-02-19

O sors 4 wastin ur time

dungeon runner (author)2010-04-24

I'm sorry if I missed something, but how do you build the chain?

 Look at pic 9 on the las step, it shows a light grey connector and a white attatched to chain link, you need to make 20 not 21

webby427 (author)2010-02-19

Awesome 5* and a sub. It's on my must build list

webby427 (author)2010-02-19

Can I join

TheFoofinator (author)2009-09-19

I do like your TBaR though!

7stepto (author)2009-08-03

this is cooool!

gerrits13 (author)2009-06-25

try doing twenty chain links

TheFoofinator (author)gerrits132009-06-30

oops, I was meant to put 20- will change to 20

TheFoofinator (author)2009-06-23

I have to ther isn't enough room to put castor wheels on the bottom

Killer~SafeCracker (author)2009-06-15

Yaaaa you built another one. 5* and faved

Oblivitus (author)2009-06-15

This is great, 4 stars and favorited.

I_am_Canadian (author)2009-06-15

Really nice man. Will build if I can find time.

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