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I just saw this chasis.   I've been waiting for a cheap base I think this could be used for a basic frame $12. 

Leave your browser open on that page for a couple of minutes, and they'll offer you a discount  :)
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Mortis

Sounds nice and cheap... I need to see how much will be the shipment to Brazil  :~

The robotic things are expensive here =(

strykeroz

That looks very cheap compared to other platforms.  Looking forward to your review, then might pony up for a couple.
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Paulware

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Feb 12, 2013, 05:14 am Last Edit: Feb 14, 2013, 03:40 am by Paulware Reason: 1
Darn, shipping is outrageous, will have to wait until they stock this item in their US store.
I did however find this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/160840372337?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 which is basically the same motor plus a wheel for $4 with free shipping.  
 I think this would make a nice robo/battlefield base.

 I started a github repository located https://github.com/Paulware/IRBattleField/
 It contains a schematic for the receiver that uses an nrf24l01 and has a place for an hbridge to control 2 wheels.
  I'm going to order the pcb from iteadstudio so it will be a few weeks before I know whether it is correct.


strykeroz

Hi Paul

Nothing I have here is large enough to hide the RPi with DIY Arduino inside - have you tried to get them physically inside one of your iR tanks?  And was there a reason you needed the extra horsepower of the RPi rather than doing it all within the Arduino code?

Geoff
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