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Topics => Robotics => Topic started by: gossman on Jan 27, 2013, 02:26 am

Title: Simple DIY 2 wheel drive chassis
Post by: gossman on Jan 27, 2013, 02:26 am
Hi,

I'm looking for some helpful information/ideas on creating a drive chassis? I'm interested in learning about the drive motors and techniques to connect/integrate with wheels, etc. This is all DIY. I don't want to buy a pre-made solution, I would like to see some ideas on how other folks have done this.

If anyone has any pointers I would be greatly appreciative.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Simple DIY 2 wheel drive chassis
Post by: zoomkat on Jan 27, 2013, 04:32 am
Below is a simple project I tinkered with that was two wheeled. The center of gravity was kept low so it could make use of only two wheels, somewhat like a segway.

http://www.lynxmotion.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6343
Title: Re: Simple DIY 2 wheel drive chassis
Post by: gossman on Jan 27, 2013, 05:33 am
Thanks that post is really interesting ... for the wheels, are continuous rotation servos typically used? Thanks!

Title: Re: Simple DIY 2 wheel drive chassis
Post by: zoomkat on Jan 27, 2013, 06:08 am
Continous rotation servos are inexpensive and easy to use for starter projects. The ones I modified and used were $5 each.