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May 1, 2014 AT 7:00 pm

STL Show & Tell: Snow Cat Explorer #3DPrinting #3DThursday

3D Printed Snow Cat Explorer from SLI

Thingiverse user SLI shared a great robotic track vehicle using servos and a rangefinder.

The Snow Cat utilizes a custom 182mm (Logitraxx) board that supports the Tamiya Vehicle Chassis kit mounting hardware that is widely available. It also uses the Tamiya 70168 twin motor gearbox. Unfortunately the Logitraxx board is not available yet, so if you want to duplicate this today, you’ll have to cut out your own chassis from a bare copper PCB. A 9×6″ bare copper PCB should be plenty big enough. You can mount your own electronics creation to that.

Get the full details about the project on Thingiverse


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1 Comment

  1. 3D printing is amazing. I’m so curious about what will come out of the Dell / Makerbot partnership that Castle Ink mentioned here http://www.castleink.com/category/6420/1.29.14%3A-Dell-Partners-With-MakerBot-for-3D-Printing.html

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