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This is a 6-wheel drive base designed especially for the FIRST Tech Challenge community. We took many lessons from building championship-winning drive systems and adapted it for a robust drive system that integrates well with FTC teams' existing stockpiles.

The foundation of this drive base is a set of 0.090 inch thick aluminum components that provide a sturdy structure to build on. All of the holes in the sheet metal are on a global 16mm pattern, which integrates nicely with many structure components already on the market for FIRST Tech Challenge teams. The included plastic bellypan increases the rigidity of the frame and provides ample mounting options for your electronics. The TileRunner features high traction 4" Stealth Wheels, NeveRest 40 motors and PicoBox Gearboxes with multiple gearing options. Strong 9mm HTD belts drive the outer wheels, while the center wheel on each side is direct-driven for a compact, failure-tolerant drive system. The new AndyMark Nub is used throughout the TileRunner, providing a robust D-bore interface that greatly improves torque transmission compared to standard set-screw hubs.

Note: This product ships as an unassembled kit of parts.

Gear Ratios:
The kit comes with 3 different gear ratio options, so that you can experiment and understand how changing the gear ratio affects the driving performance of the TileRunner.
  • 45 Tooth and 35 Tooth gear combination yields a 1:0.78 over drive
  • Two 40 Tooth gears yield a 1:1 ratio/li>
  • 35 Tooth and 45 Tooth gear combination yields a 1:1.28 reduction
Variations to Suit Your Needs:
The TileRunner has a huge variety of possible configurations. The Stealth wheels can be swapped with higher traction (softer) variants, the PicoBoxes can be mounted at either end instead of the standard location in the middle. The Peanut and Churro cross members can also be moved into a number of alternate locations to best suit your robot's needs. Upgrade kits are available to set up the chassis for running the 4 inch SD mecanum wheels, or a set of omni wheels to give the robot many potential driving modes.

To help robot builders achieve their goals and avoid unnecessary part, TileRunner is available in several variations. These add and subtract parts from the standard TileRunner kit as follows:

See the Upgrades page if you already have a TileRunner.

Shipping Box Size estimate: 12" x 19" x 3.25"
Weight (TileRunner, with wheels and gearmotors): ~ 11.5 lbs

TileRunner No Wheels no Gearmotors (am-3297):
TileRunner (am-3437) Includes above (am-3297) and:
GTO (am-3437_gto) Includes above (am-3297) and:
BullDozer (am-3437_bd) Includes above (am-3297) and:
Omni (am-3437_omni) Includes above (am-3297) and:
Hulk Includes above (am-3297_half) and:
Mecanum (am-3437_mec) Includes in entirety:

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July 8, 2018
Reviewer: Mike Connolly from Pawtucket, RI United States  
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February 19, 2018
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product eval October 30, 2017
Reviewer: Paul Brown from Herscher, IL United States  
The product is awesome, the instructions are not.  After some trouble and a call we learned that they have been updated and MOST of the changes were located within the online instructions.  We can take it apart and put it back together blindfolded at this point!

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good quality! October 30, 2017
Reviewer: Mikey Lau from Nanjing, JiangSu China  
good quality!

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May 18, 2017
Reviewer: Cindy Kvale from Bloomington, , IN United States  

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