JAC is my first tracked robot that I am building. I have been looking for a long time for a large platform with strong rubber tracks. I found this rover at a flee market for $20.00 and knew this was it. As many of you have seen in my pass post a video of it running and run it does. The best part is it can climb stairs although I don't think that will be a function right now until I find out how to control the lift motors with an H-Bridge. I have had some great suggestions using an RC setup to make the motors act as servos but still trying to figure that one out. The first picture show the rover as it comes out of the box. The second is it with the top shell removed and the arm attached. I like this arm it is strong enough to grasp and pick up a full beer. Anyway more pictures will come as the progress continues. Thanks again to all those who had great suggestion. I love this forum.
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