I've been eyeballing some tank treads from solarbotics: https://www.solarbotics.com/products/gmtpkg/ They're the cheapest decent looking tracks I've seen thus far, and come with the motors. Want to use them for their intended purpose, to build a moving vehicle.
However, I'm wondering about the motors ( http://www.solarbotics.com/products/gm3/ ).. in particular how to control them. They take 4~6V of power, and I have a power supply laying around that should be able to supply in that range, though I wonder.. how bad would it be if it would slightly exceed the 6V? (6.5V for instance) As for control, I've seen several motor shields being offered.. and I'm just not sure whether they'd be all that interesting to get? so what would I need to control these motors (forwards and backwards, preferably)? I've heard about H-bridges before, know the principles.. but have never used em =P Am open to suggestions in regards to tracks / motors aswell, this is simply the best deal I've found thus far.. I'm not stuck on getting specifically these to work, I've yet to purchase them. If there are better/easier deals out there, I'm all ears.
I would like to add that I'm a software dude, so I have (very) limited electronics know-how. I am trying to learn though :)