Ok… this one is really fun to drive! It looks so tough cruising around and sounds even better!
This kit comes as what VEX Robotics calls a “Clawbot”. Having built one Clawbot from scratch and having repaired one that managed to get damaged in all it’s Robot Magazine endeavors, I am opting to take this kit into a basic square platform and work with the many Vex accessories available. Sensors, Tank Treads, Optional Wheel and drive configurations, etc.
Fully functional base platform complete with tank treads and operational in both RC and programmable modes.
Addition of tank tread traction, sensors and corresponding tests.
I will do my utmost to make progress on this project by next issue and report on what’s going on with it… the successes and failures. I sometimes learn more from a failure than from a success so let’s see how much of each we find. If something strikes you about this project… please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with what you think. I look forward to hearing from you!