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A decent How to for a Robot Tank Answered

I can find toy robot tanks but i want to build a robot tank that can withstand being outside and preferably made of all metal, but that part is not mandatory? Can anyone Help please?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

Have you tried searching? There are a number of remote-control projects that are suitable, but will require a little work from you on weatherproofing.

Don't forget to take photos as you work, so that you can publish your own Instructable.

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acadena2
acadena2

Reply 8 years ago

Yes ive tried searching but i come up with internet controlled tanks and small tanks and thats not what im looking for. Im looking for a remote controlled robot tank that can withstand the outdoors and is a bigger sized bot than a pocket tank.But thanks for the suggestion.

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huck alexander
huck alexander

Reply 8 years ago

The size factor is also something I am running into problems with in researching a design for a moderate sized (~3.5') bot. In my case, I need a high strength structure, and electronics that can support that.

Highly agree with Kiteman on documenting your project. This is certainly an endeavor other people could learn from!

huck

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acadena2
acadena2

Reply 8 years ago

Ok what do i need for basics ill build it from scratch. I want it to resemble, in looks; the talon naval eod bot if possible.

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huck alexander
huck alexander

Reply 8 years ago

I am in early stages myself, but I chose to use the frame from an electric wheelchair for the body. It's strong and heavy, with plenty of pre-drills. Easy to mod.

What is the overall purpose of your bot?

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acadena2
acadena2

Reply 8 years ago

Well im not well versed in the mechanics of a robot but i am a fast learner and know the mechanics of other machines( cars, circuitry, etc.) So ill help where i can just let me know what u think.

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acadena2
acadena2

Reply 8 years ago

Utility/security kind if bot, this is because im a gunsmith and can calculate between gyro stabilizers and the recoil and stability of a mounted weapon or atleast withstanding a weapon or detonation.

Durable and multi-purposed

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huck alexander
huck alexander

Reply 8 years ago

A far as basics go, I'm trying to keep it simple early on. I need a good frame, I need a drive system (motors, chains, gears), a track system (thinking about joining 5 or 6 bike chains for each track), a power source, a power supply, a receiver, and "the brains" (in my case, microcontrollers). Currently trying to get these variables to play nice.