Hey all. If you have seen my previous project, the 3DoT board, then this project probably won't need much explaining! Jeff Gomes, who makes the most ingenious 3D printed creations I have ever seen, designed this little 3D printed tank to be the perfect vehicle for the 3DoT board.
As a result, this 4.5x3x2" model of the Goliath tracked mine, one of the first unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) ever made, is:
- Programmable via micro-usb (ISP also available on top headers)
- Charged automatically via micro-USB
- BLE 5.0 enabled
- Capable of adding up to 4 more motors and 6 servos
- 14 available I/O on top and front headers
- UART, SPI, I2C available
- Compatible with ArxRobot app and control panel
At over 100 pieces of carefully engineered 3D printed parts and hardware, it's a ton of fun to build. To me it feels like building a model airplane kit, except less frustrating. The whole thing took me over an hour to put together for the first time.
Because we think this thing is so much fun, and we put a ton of time and effort into (over) engineering it, we are making 100 of them and giving it a try on Kickstarter.
The campaign will last from 01-31-20 to 02-30-20. Please check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jaap/goliath-high-tech-wwii-model-kit
or leave some feedback here at Hackaday! It is much appreciated.