Try this site: http://hometown.aol.com/user1127/ And people call us
geeks...geesh. There are a few sources listed there. Here's one that I
found, I'm sure they sell the parts as well. http://www.rcarmory.com /
"David Shoemaker" < email@example.com> wrote in message
Try Timing belts for you common car. Local automotive store usually
has a good selection. I would also visit the local auto salvage yard
for the drive gear for it. I have seen the idler pulley used on robots
because it is smaller.
Toys R Us. They have a line of Chinese imported tanks for about $20. The
motors and mechanics aren't very durable, but you can hack 'em for the
nice rubber treads (about 1-1/2" wide) and drive sprockets.
My current Nuts & Volts Robotics Resources column is on hacking toys for
making robot bases, and mentions sources like these.
Robots for Less at Budget Robotics: http://www.budgetrobotics.com/
Author: Robot Builder's Sourcebook & Robot Builder's Bonanza
Just my two cents.
I bought a $20 toy at Toys R Us, thinking that I would use the base
for my new robot. These things are very noisy and sloppy. I quickly
threw in the towel and started building my own base from parts from
(Gordon will be happy to hear) budgetrobotics.com and adding good
quality DC gearmotors (very cheap on surplus market).
This was not the tank base, but a dump truck with a front steering
axel. I'm guessing the tank base from Toys R Us is just as bad.
On Fri, 08 Aug 2003 08:27:15 -0700, Gordon McComb
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