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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.


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Posted by ali, Thursday, 28 January 2016 on product Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit
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    The tank is approximately 150mm in length, 130mm in width and 140mm in height.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 28 January 2016
Posted by Ali, Wednesday, 27 January 2016 on product Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit
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    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 Michael Lockhart on Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Posted by Richard Radford, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 on product Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit
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    Are you using fresh alkaline batteries? Zinc chloride /NiCad batteires may not be able to provide enough current for the motors.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Posted by Richard Radford, Friday, 9 January 2015 on product Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit
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    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 Aaron Sturman on Friday, 9 January 2015
Posted by Michael, Tuesday, 18 November 2014 on product Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit
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    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.

    Posted by Aaron Sturman on Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Posted by Richard, Monday, 12 May 2014 on product Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit
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    A: I don't know what the camp stubble bit means but yes you can use a genie chip instead.
    Posted by Aaron Sturman on Monday, 12 May 2014
Posted by Diarmuid Costello, on product Laser Cut it Yourself Tank Kit
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    Hi Diarmuid, You wouldn’t be able to control the Motor Controller Board which is suggested for this kit using a micro:bit, however it may be possible to use the micro:bit and the motor driver board for the micro:bit to control the kit. We haven’t tried this though.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 27 April 2017
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    Hi Diarmuid, Just an update on this for you, we have now tested if you can drive the tank using a micro:bit and the motor driver board for the micro:bit and this has been an outstanding success. We used 4 x C sized batteries which worked really well, however you could also use 4 X AA batteries but these wouldn’t last quite as long.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

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