Today, I finally post the pictures of the Ev3 Tracked Explor3r that I’ve built using the Lego Mindstorms Ev3 and programmed in Python with the Ev3Dev firmware. This model is a MOC (my own creation) so its full building instructions are available here.
This model does not use only the parts of the Lego Mindstorms Ev3 retail set, but I first designed it using Stud.io from Bricklink and then bought the missing parts – mainly the track links and the associated wheels.
When you actually build the model, you will notice that there are some steps of the building instructions where you have to force a bit the parts to get them in their designed place. However once the parts get in place, no part remains under stress.
In the end the model looks nice, however I admit there is space for improvements to get it sturdier.
I’ve started to code the Ev3 Tracked Explo3r using Python and the Ev3Dev firmware. The final goal is to control the vehicle remotely via a WiFi TCP/UDP connection. So the first step is to code the vehicle side of the connection.
The work is still undergoing, but you can have a look at this GitHub repository.
Update 24/02/2018: ev3dev application to drive remotely the Ev3 Tracked Explor3r is now available for download!
Update 08/04/2018: have a look at the video!
Ev3 Tracked Explor3r pictures
And here comes the pictures! Please don’t forget to rate this post; comments are welcome!