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Peanut Chassis (am-3417)

 
Price: $300.00

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Product Overview:
The Peanut Chassis is a small drive chassis kit made with our 1 inch Peanut Extrusion. The chassis is designed to be small and agile, making it great for portable projects, demonstration event robots, and driver practice.

Product Usage:
This ships as an unassembled kit of parts. When assembling this chassis the Peanut Hole Guide can be used to make drilling into the extrusion easier. Cutting, drilling & assembly is required for this kit.

Specifications
  • Motors: 2 CIM Motors
  • Weight: 23.5 lbs
  • Power Transmission Method: Toughbox Micro (12.75:1 reduction)
  • Top Speed: 10.46 ft/s
Included Parts

To make this drive, you will need a power and control system like the Cheap & Dirty Electronics for two motors (am-2493) or FRC roboRIO Robot Control Kit (am-3034). You will also need at least one battery, like the MK ES17-12 (am-0844), and a charger like our 6 Amp charger (am-2555).

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write your own review!

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Good for workshops and demos December 5, 2016
Reviewer: Adam Jenkins from Mawson Lakes, South Australia Australia  
I've been looking for a chassis for school workshops. Thus we needed something with easy access to the control system, a chassis that could potentially be torn down and rebuilt, and something manageable by one mentor with a small car (aka me). This chassis is just right. The electrical system mounts on top, and a full FRC control system fits into the area, while the robot is small enough for the seat of a car.

However, in the first session, students tended to over tighten the bolts causing the peanut extrusion to distort. Also, the battery mount isn't ideal, and needed some modifications; and it only fits over the omniwheels, resulting in significant loss of traction on the drive wheels.

Overall, a very good chassis. Our first session was with seven 13yo students, and we were able to construct the frame and control system in a school day. We've had similar results using the AM14U3, but only with bigger groups of older students, and thus we were very happy. As were the girls. :)

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