The main motivation for this build was to test out the prototype "Mini-Spark" gearmotors from FingerTech Robotics (http://www.fingertechrobotics.com/) that should be released in the very near future.
The attached .rar contains the drawings for the top plate, bottom plate and weapon bar as well as the .stl you would need to have the chassis printed. The chassis is also available on shapeways at http://www.shapeways.com/model/769811/kereschassisv3.html if you would prefer to just order it. I used White, Strong, & Flexible, which is laser sintered nylon.
Step 1: Component Selection
The radio system is a Spektrum dx6i, as that is what I already had and there was no point buying new radio equipment when my current gear can handle several more robots.
The receiver is a hobbyking R410 OrangeRX. It is one of the smallest receivers on the market that I am aware of with programmable failsafes that is also compatible with the dx6i. For a robot this small with the dx6i, it is one of the best receiver options. (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__11972__OrangeRx_R410_Spektrum_DSM2_Compatible_4Ch_2_4Ghz_Receiver.html)
The battery is another hobbyking product, the Turnigy Nano-Tech 180mAh 2s lipo battery. I've run the larger cousin in my 30lb robot Nyx successfully, so it was an easy decision when I was looking for a small two cell battery. (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__23135__Turnigy_nano_tech_180mah_2S_25_40C_Lipo_Pack.html)
The weapon motor controller is a Plush10 from hobbyking. These are a common brushless controller that appears to pair well with my weapon motor. (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__4204__TURNIGY_Plush_10amp_9gram_Speed_Controller.html)
The weapon motor is an Emax GT Series 1560kv brushless outrunner. The original motor I was looking at went out of stock and instead of waiting and hoping that it would return to stock, I found this and have been happy with the performance. (http://www.himodel.com/electric/EMAX_GT_Series_1560KV_Outrunner_Brushless_Motors_Type_GT2203.html) One minor change I have made is the stock shaft has been replaced with one of the spare hardened 3mm shafts discussed in my instructable on my 1lb robot, Algos (http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Pound-Fighting-Robot-Algos/step5/Shaft-Replacement-and-Hardening/)
In addition to the weapon shaft, Keres uses the same weapon hub as my antweight Algos. The lightweight 3mm hub from ServoCity seems to work quite well in this application. (https://www.servocity.com/html/lightweight_set_screw_hub__3mm.html)
Drive motor controllers are FingerTech TinyESC's. I've used these in all of my small robots and they have proven to be a fantastic brushed motor controller. At this point, I use them in any application that they're appropriate for. (http://www.fingertechrobotics.com/proddetail.php?prod=ft-tinyESCv2)
The drive motors are 20:1 prototype Mini-Sparks which will be available soon at http://www.fingertechrobotics.com
One additional component will be added shortly before the debut event for Keres. In addition to being used to test the Mini-Spark gearmotors it will be testing a prototype power switch also from FingerTech Robotics.
The chassis is held together via 3 7/16" long aluminum standoffs. The McMaster part number is 93330A515. These press into the printed nylon chassis.