Building and Controlling a Tank Robot

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John Boxall brings us an exciting intermediate-level arduino robotics project with this excerpt from the Arduino Workshop.   Build and control your own tank robot today!

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1: Pololu RP5 Tank Chassis package
-durable plastic body -6-AA battery holder included -two brushed DC motors with 210 mA free run and 2.4 A stall current at 7.2 V -maximum speed of 6 in/s (15 cm/s) at 7.2 V -ability to scale inclines limited only by friction -dimensions: 7" x 5.5" x 2.5" (18 x 14 x 6 cm) -weight: 15 oz (425 g)
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2: Pololu RP5 Chassis plate
This 1/8" acrylic expansion plate lets you mount a variety of components to your Rover 5 tracked chassis. The 3 mm wide slots covering the plate support many configurations of sensors and other robot components. The slot size and spacing is compatible with the many Tamiya mechanical sets that have 3 mm holes spaced 5 mm apart. Included with the plate are four tapping screws for mounting the plate to the Rover 5 tracked chassis....
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3: Alkaline AA Cells
Basic Alkaline AA Battery Cells

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4: 9V Battery to DC Socket Cable
Plug the 9 volt battery clip onto a standard 9V battery and connect the other end to anything with a 5.5x2.1mm, center-positive barrel jack.
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5: DFRobot 2A Arduino Motor Shield
-Logic Control Voltage:5V (From Arduino) -Motor Driven Voltage:6.5~12v(VIN Power Supply),4.8~35V (External Power Source) -2 way motor drive -Logic supply current Iss:≤36mA -Motor Driven current Io:≤2A -Maximum power consumption:25W(T=75℃) -Up to 2A current each way -Pin 4,5,6,7 are used to drive two DC motor -Support PWM speed control -Support PLL advance speed control -Size: 55x55mm...
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Building and Controlling a Tank Robot
In an intermediate level project from Arduino Workshop, John Boxall explains how to build and control your own miniature tank robot.