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Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit

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Teaching Notes
Key Stage 3
The Tank Kit uses the Motor Controller Board (not included) to drive two Bidirectional Motors, allowing the tank to move forward, backwards or spin on the spot.

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The tank kit uses the motor controller board (not included, but available separately) to drive two bidirectional motors allowing the tank to move forward, backwards or spin on the spot.

The kit is supplied as parts and includes sprockets, chain pieces, motors, gearboxes, axle brackets, axles, spacers, nuts and bolts.

The two 5mm Perspex plates are not supplied and need to be laser cut, the data files to cut these can be downloaded here.

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Control can be achieved by adding ‘bump’ micro switches or a line following board to the chassis.

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 This kit is designed and manufactured in the UK by Kitronik.

Questions:

Posted by ali, Thursday, 28 January 2016 on product Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit

Question:

how big is it (dimensions)

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 28 January 2016

    The tank is approximately 150mm in length, 130mm in width and 140mm in height.

Posted by Ali, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 on product Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit

Question:

How fast does it go?

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

    The kit uses two of the high torque motors, (code 2507) along with two gearboxes, (code 2508). As such gear box reduces the speed at which the motor spins. The tank moves relatively slowly, however we don’t have an exact figure of the speed it moves.

Posted by Richard Radford, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 on product Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit

Question:

Hi, The tank tracks spin fine when off the ground, but as soon as the tank is placed on any kind of surface it will not turn. It seems like the motors are not providing enough force to rotate the tank. Do you have any suggestions I can try? Richard

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

    Are you using fresh alkaline batteries? Zinc chloride /NiCad batteires may not be able to provide enough current for the motors.

Posted by Richard Radford, Friday, 9 January 2015 on product Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit

Question:

I have successfully built the tank and assembled the motor control board so that each paddle is independent. The tank struggles to turn and seems to be lacking traction. I have tried altering the tightness of the tracks, but this has had little effect on the turning capability. Do you have any suggestions that could help with the turning capability?

Answers:

  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Friday, 9 January 2015

    Hi, is the tank lacking traction to the tracks or are the tracks lacking traction to the ground? Or are the motors just not providing enough force to rotate the tank?

Posted by Michael, Tuesday, 18 November 2014 on product Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit

Question:

I have downloaded the .dxf file and imported it into 2D Design (currently the only way to run my laser cutter) and it is not displaying all of the parts of the chassis correctly. Would it be possible to get a .dtd file or a technical drawing of the tank chassis so I can recreate it for myself?

Answers:

  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

    Hi, sorry for the delay I was looking into the .dtd filetype. Unfortunately I don't have Techsoft 2D Design so I can't save to that format. I can do you a technical drawing though if you email me at support@kitronik.co.uk I can add some dimensions to the original .dxf file and send it over as a .pdf or similar for you to copy.

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