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July 2018

Dieselpunk Crawler, Part 1

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One of the best things about 3D printing is that it lets me work fast enough that I can get an impulse project from concept to reality before I lose the inspiration.

I have had the idea to build a small tracked RC vehicle for ages, but when I came across the Tiny Trak it just wouldn’t get out of my head.

Usually when an idea gets stuck in my head I am forced to scribble it in my notebook to make it go away, but this time that didn’t work and the sketch quickly turned into a CAD model and two weeks later was a printed design sitting on my desk.

This little beastie is 200mm long, powered by two continuous rotation servos, and will have an FPV camera in place of the driver’s head, allowing us to pilot it from the driver’s seat. I’ve designed it to be easy to print and assemble and its small size and low price should make for a fun weekend project.

The project is now waiting on some electronics, and a design for the driver, stay tuned for updates, and files once they are tested!