The TankBot Servo gives you everything you need to start building your own sturdy servo-motor robotic tracked vehicle.
This version of our popular TankBot uses R/C servo motors rather than the twin Tamiya DC gearmotor. Here's what you get with the Budget Robotics TankBot Servo kit:
- Two R/C servos (44 oz-in torque), already modified (no disassembly or soldering required). Click here for technical specifications for the servos we use.
- Tamiya tank tread kit, which comes with flexible but strong rubber treads, drive sprockets, and idler wheels.
- Precision pre-drilled and pre-cut plastic base -- includes second deck for microcontroller or other electronics.
- All construction hardware.
- Illustrated assembly instructions.
An optional third deck is available separately for even more mounting possibilities. Use it to mount a Handy Board, a Parallax Board of Education, or even a video camera! See below for deck dimensions.
- The assembled TankBot Servo measures 7 inches long, 4.75 inches wide, and 3.5 inches high.
- The bottom deck is large enough to accommodate a 4-"AA" battery pack plus a small circuit board or 9-volt battery. The bottom deck has an available surface area of approximately 5 x 2.5 inches.
- The top deck measures 4 5/8 x 2 7/8 inches, large enough for an OOPic, New Micros IsoPod, or similar microcontroller, along with a 9-volt battery or sensors. The decks are separated by four 1-inch polypropylene-reinforced risers.
- The optional third deck measures 4.75 x 4.75 inches, and comes with 0.625" 6-32 threaded standoffs.
- Floor clearance (distance from bottom of base to the floor) is approximately 3/4".
The TankBot Servo doesn't include "smarts" -- add a microcontroller of your choice. Most microcontrollers can operate R/C servo motors with no additional circuitry required.
Assembly is straight-forward, and takes less than 20 minutes. There are no glues or tapes, so the TankBot Servo can be fully disassembled -- ideal for schools on a budget.