View Full Version : where to find a cheap chassis

11-28-2006, 03:13 PM
i am looking for somthing about 4x the size of the boe-bot and with tank tread, all the chassis i find close to that are like $400+ are there any cheaper ones out there?

11-28-2006, 08:54 PM
Toys R Us online has some RC tanks in the < $100 range that might be what you are looking for.

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Chris Savage
11-28-2006, 11:32 PM
Johnny 5,

The tank shown below (with me for scale) is a lot bigger than you requested, but was gotten for around $100.00 from Wal-Mart after the Christmas Season a year ago. It has since had the stock relay control system removed and two HB-25 Motor Controllers installed in their place. This tank also has a moving turret (not shown) that will be put back after the internal stuff is done. The turret will have PING))) Modules and some other goodies, including a camera for live video feedback. Again, these platforms can be gotten cheap after the Christmas Holiday and are great for hacking. Take care.

Chris Savage
Parallax Tech Support

Robert Ash
11-30-2006, 12:00 AM
Track kits for VEX robots may work. Do not know of the strength rating. Myth Busters have built a dual treads demo bot using them. Try Vexlabs.com for the track kit. http://www.botmag.com/articles/mythbusters_test_the_vex_robotics_design_system_1. shtml ,for the writeup of test.


A.C. fishing
11-30-2006, 08:03 AM
If you want, you can custom order your own chassis from www.pololu.com


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