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Questions tagged [tracks]

Tank treads -- continuous tracks

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What is the front mechanism of this robot's track called?

What is the mechanism on the front of the tracks of this robot called? They are also tracks, but they are able to be moved by the operator, and they are able to function as tracks. I've only seen ...
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What protection circuitry is required for tracked robot using Roboclaw controller, 313 RPM planetary motors, 12V AGM battery

I am trying to assemble a tracked robot (from Servo City) (Agent 390) with the following: -- two 313 RPM DC motors, stall current of 20A. I have tested the tracks w / motors, they draw around 0.5 to ...
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Rolling resistance of Continuous Tracks?

I've been looking around on the internet for a model of rolling resistance for continuous tracks and could not find anything. Do you guys have any ideas for how I would model the rolling resistance ...
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Help finding robot tracks

I have a Robot with tracks. One of the tracks broke and I need to find a replacement, the tracks use the same plastic interconnects/pieces as this: They were very popular years back. Does anyone know ...
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How to implement transmission in tracked chassis with one motor?

I see that in small robots tracked chassis is implemented with 2 motors, each powering one side of the vehicle, like this: (image stolen from here) But in real scale tanks I assume there is only ...
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Accurate technique to locate position? [closed]

What is the most accurate way to locate the position and orientaion of the body during some motion (rotation and translation)? I need to track the body very precisely, the required accuracy is 100-...
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Moving a small plate back and forth

I'm hoping to move a plate (3MM x 45MM) back and forth using a DC motor. Here's my idea so far: The motor drives a threaded shaft which is attached on one side of the plate. To help alignment, a rod ...
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Point tracking from a mobile robot

How can I track a fixed point $P=(x_P, y_P)$ from a moving robot? Coordinates of $P$ are relative to the state/pose of the robot (x axis looks forward the robot and y axis is positive on the right ...
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Random number generation for Particle Filter

I implemented a bootstrap Particle filter on C++ by reading few Papers and I first implemented a 1D mouse tracker which performed really well. I used normal Gaussian for weighting in this exam. I ...
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looking for a circular track and bearing with a spindle

I've really tried to find something online that's suitable but what I'm after is I've two concentric circular rings, one of which has a diameter about 10mm smaller than the larger . The rings ...
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How to get two continuous tracks (tank treads) to move at the same rate?

I've got a couple Vex 269 Motors hooked up to an Arduino Duemilanove. These motors run a some Vex Tank Treads. The two motors are run as servos on the Arduino using the Servo Library. The problem I'm ...
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Vex motors and tank treads drained 9-volt battery more quickly than expected

I've got a couple Vex 269 Motors hooked up to an Arduino Duemilanove. These motors run a some Vex Tank Treads. I powered the whole setup with an off-brand 9-volt battery. Everything seems to run great,...
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Wheels vs Continuous Tracks (Tank Treads)

I'm building a small robot using some cheap Vex Robotics tank treads. However, my choice of picking tank treads is almost purely based on the fact that they seem like more fun than wheels. I don't ...
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Is there a list of maneuvers related to control of a tracked platform?

I have a platform with two tracks and two motors. Each one uses an electronic speed control with "double tap to reverse". Each ESC takes an input pulse train frequency from at 1500 neutral +/-700. I'...