April 21, 2019, 4:53am
I am getting ready to purchase some robotics parts for my own. I am on a budget, so I am looking for getting a kit and some metal for a larger chassis.
So far I plan on getting the V5 classroom starter kit, some nylocks, and the large chassis kit.
My question is: What are the metal parts in the “large” chassis kit? I know the angles seem perfectly normal, but I don’t know of any rails that are 35 holes long. Are those pieces
actually the normal rails, and if so (or even if not) could anyone provide a picture of them?
The link is
Also, the image labeled “medium chassis kit” looks like the large one, and the “large chassis kit” looks like the medium one. Could
@DRow look into that (not sure who to ask about that)?
April 21, 2019, 1:14pm
do you mean for trying things out, or to build a competition robot?
if a competition robot, seriously look at the super competition kit, it has a lot of great things in it…
if for yourself, the large chassis kit is probably not worth it, go a little more expensive for long aluminums c-channels/angles/ etc.
Also, wait for the game to come out, and figure out what problem you are trying to solve.
I wouldn’t get the chassis kits tbh the rails and angles are pretty garbage. Just buy yourself some c channels
April 21, 2019, 4:43pm
It’s for myself, not a competition. I don’t have the money to buy c-channels. I don’t know of any rails that are 35 long.
EDIT: Nvm I found the long rails
April 21, 2019, 5:07pm
Rails are limited in use compared to c-channels which you use everywhere.
So bang for the buck, I would invest a little more on c-channels.
Also, why do you need 35x35 chassis? Sometimes smaller is a lot better.
Using the chassis kit doesn’t give you enough parts for a full robot. The first VEX robot I built for myself used the medium chassis kit but I had to add extra parts for the lift mechanism.
At the beginning of February I posted a teaser for what I was calling an open source robot. This is a robot that I put together for my own use which is more complex than say a clawbot but not quite at the level of a full competition robot. The reason that I built this was so I had a test platform for the various software examples that I post as well as being able to test student code when they have problems. The original teaser thread is here.
April 21, 2019, 6:45pm
I know. The classroom starter kit comes with more