Brand: VEX Robotics
Product Code: 276-2168
Availability: In Stock
$29.99

Build all terrain robots!

This kit contains over five feet of tank tread designed specifically for the VEX Robotics Design System. Use this tank tread to build robot tracks which can overcome tough terrain, or build a conveyor belt for scooping up objects.

  • Climb over obstacles.
  • Traverse tough terrain.
  • Drive through sandy or soft spongy surfaces.
  • Can be used for a robot conveyor belt.
  • Every section is a master link, create treads of any length.

 

Overview

Tank treads will enable your robot to explore much more demanding terrain than ordinary wheels. Tank treads distribute a vehicle’s weight more evenly than wheels, allowing your robot to move more easily in sand or on soft, spongy surfaces into which wheels would sink and bog down. This increased surface area also gives your robot more traction for hauling heavy loads up an incline. And because each link can grip the surface over which it’s traveling, a robot with tank treads can more easily climb obstacles or traverse crevasses in which wheels would get stuck.

Technical Specifications

Kit Contents
  • (170)Tread Links
  • (4)Tank tread drive/idler wheels
  • (4)Double Bogie wheel assemblies
  • (2)Single Bogie wheel assemblies
  • (12)8-32 x 1" Bogie wheel support screws
  • (12)Keps nuts
Downloads & Docs Inventor's Guide - Tank Tread
CAD Models of all motion components can be found on the VEX Wiki.
Compatibility All VEX Square Shafts 0.125" (3.2mm)
Tank Tread Upgrade Kit
High Strength Sprocket & Chain Kit
Additional High Strength Chain
Material Type Delrin plastic
Size
  • Width:1.5" (38.1mm)
  • Wheel Diameter:2.375" (60.3mm)
  • Length:170 Links = 65.5" (1664mm) when laid in one continuous flat section.
Weight
  • Drive/idler wheels:0.038 lbs each
  • Double Bogie:0.078 lbs each
  • Single Bogie:0.040 lbs each