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A project log for Modular Continuous Track System

A inexpensive modular tank track system that can be used for robotic and radio controlled vehicles.

jupdykejupdyke 09/29/2015 at 14:301 Comment

I had a friend of a friend come and take some much nicer photos of the project. Until now I have been using a crappy little point and shoot camera and it really did not show off how nice these parts came out. I am working on setting up a website to start advertising and selling these parts and wanted to get some nice close up shots of the parts. About a year ago I got a small portable light box. But I have never really tried it out. I honestly don't really have a great camera to go with it. The goal was to start taking better photos of the projects I work on. Some of the small detailed things do not show up very well when you just take a picture on the desk. Anyway, a friend of a friend does this for a living and he came over and helped me out. I learned a lot and he got some great shots of the tank track project.

Here is a picture of a big section of the track. I am working on getting this on a robot, but man does everything take time.

And here is a good picture of the one of the links. You can really get a good understanding of how the system works.

This one is a cool photos showing the progression from 3d printed part all the way to my current design. Starting from the left you can see the red 3d printed part. I actually 3d printed about 8 versions before getting to this point. Then you can see the first parts from my silicone mold. This design used threaded rod for the inserts and nylock nuts to hold it together. The 3rd one is my second silicone mold and uses my custom pins. The far right is the part from my aluminum mold.

Here is one showing some of the different colors I have been able to make.

And finally here is one showing some of the different sizes I have worked with. My goal is to offer a whole range of sizes and tread profiles. The red treads are 3" wide, Black are 4" wide and while are 4.5" wide.


Alex Rich wrote 09/29/2015 at 16:41 point

looks good!

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