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The Black Gladiator - Tracked Tank Chassis

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When The Black Gladiator steps forward, all other bots shudder. Take on the world & dominate all opposing bots with this rugged & versatile Tank-Bot!

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Building robots, whether for practical or playful applications, will always lead to hours of great fun, from figuring out how the bots works or what they’re capable of, all the way through to challenging them with tough tasks while improving them along the way and honing their “skills” to be the bests bots they can be. However, not all robots are created equally, and choosing the right platform to build your bot from is fundamental, and will typically define the limitations and overall capabilities of the bot before you even begin.

On this note, we’re excited to bring you The Black Gladiator, which comes all the way from DFRobot, verified masters of hobbyist robotics design, and is a rugged Tracked Tank Chassis that’s ready to take on almost any environment you present to it. The chassis is made from high strength aluminium for low weight and high durability, with engineering grade plastic tracks that can outlast even the toughest of terrains – offering both strength and flexibility to resist damage while effectively gripping almost any types of surfaces.

Although The Black Gladiator Robot Kit comes as just a chassis, with the wheels and other important parts all included, it does not include any kinds of Sensors or additional modules. However, this is actually where the true value of The Black Gladiator lies, because it not only cuts down on the total cost of this beautiful, rugged chassis, but also features a plethora of mounting points that allow you to equip whatever sensors, Modules and other robotics goodies you want, without having to make any sorts of adjustments or modifications.

If you’ve been looking for the ultimate Robotics Kits to help you build your dream  World Domination Bot  Friendly Robot with the exact sensors and modules that you want it equipped with.


The Black Gladiator - Tracked Tank Chassis  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Chassis Name

– The Black Gladiator                                       

  • Chassis Material

– 2mm Aluminium Alloy

  • Track Material

– Engineering Grade Plastic

  • No. of Included Motors

– 2

  • Motors: Operating Voltage

– 6V to 12V DC

  • Motors: No Load Speed

– 170 to 350 RPM

  • Motors: No Load Current

– 2

  • Motors: Weight (each)

– 100g

  • Weight (Total)

– 470g

  • Dimensions (Assembled)

– 193 x 163 x 60mm


Parts Included with The Black Gladiator Tracked Tank Chassis:

  • 2 x Motors                           
  • 2 x Drive Wheels
  • 2 x Adjustable Tracks
  • 1 x Screw Accessory Set & Hex Key
  • 2 x Bearing Wheels
  • 1 x Battery Holder


Typical Applications for The Black Gladiator Tracked Tank Chassis:

Whether you like to build beer-carriers to make your get-togethers more novel and exciting, or pit various robots against each other in battles to the death, The Black Gladiator Tracked Tank Chassis is the perfect robotics platform to do just that. With an almost excessive number of different mounting points situated on all of the panels, and a rugged design that can not only withstand harsh environments, but actually dominate them, this bot platform is ready to become the dream robot you want it to be.


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The Black Gladiator - Tracked Tank Chassis

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As self-proclaimed “Robo-holics”, DFRobot is a company comprised of over 100 staff members, of which 30% are engineers who love to build robots. It was started in 2008 with the goal of embracing and promoting open-source hardware, with a core focus on Arduino, Raspberry Pi and their very own LattePanda development boards. Since then, DFRobot have manufactured over 1300 unique modules, sensors and components that all work together and complement each other, allowing users like us to enjoy a full spectrum of cutting edge robotics and electronics without having to pay premium prices.

With the primary goal of developing and manufacturing great quality products, while making them accessible to as many people as possible, DFRobot are rapidly becoming one of the most common-place brands in the world of open-source robotics and electronics. With more than 1300 products developed in-house, and an impressive range of different categories and specialisations, there are few brands in the world who can compete in terms of quality, accessibility and genuine innovation.