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

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

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

Con's:
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

You like?
Get buildin'

Video is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYB7Abs6ojI&feature=channel_page

Step 1:

The Basic frame

Step 2:

Adding the motor

Step 3:

Wheels+Chain Programme

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    31 Discussions

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    TheFoofinator
    TheFoofinator

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Killer~SafeCracker
    Killer~SafeCracker

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    random_builder
    random_builder

    Reply 3 years ago

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

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    That_Jamie_S_Guy
    That_Jamie_S_Guy

    Reply 4 years ago

    7years into the future... Definitely!

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    LittleBilly
    LittleBilly

    3 years ago

    How do you program it?

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    GWorks
    GWorks

    4 years ago

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

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    GuppehsWorld
    GuppehsWorld

    4 years ago

    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.

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    GuppehsWorld
    GuppehsWorld

    4 years ago

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

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    That_Jamie_S_Guy
    That_Jamie_S_Guy

    4 years ago

    I know this is a while ago, BUT AMAZING IDEA

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    That_Jamie_S_Guy
    That_Jamie_S_Guy

    Reply 4 years ago

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

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    TheFoofinator
    TheFoofinator

    10 years ago on Introduction

     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?

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    webby427
    webby427

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    dungeon runner
    dungeon runner

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    TheFoofinator
    TheFoofinator

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     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