Lego Mindstorms NXT Split Chassis Steering

Here is an idea I have been playing with for a little while. Instead of simply doing a car with regular steering, I wanted to try a split chassis design where the front of the car rotates in the direction you want to turn. Here are two attempts, but I abandoned any further design after driving both around with my phone via bluetooth. The steering is too inaccurate to use for an autonomous robot, but it is fun to drive.

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  1. TechFresh May 21, 2007

    Beautiful…split steering too? I gotta get one…

  2. Rich May 22, 2007

    It is interesting if a little wild to drive. Try making it and post it 🙂

  3. vishwas July 3, 2007

    hey i wanna try making it…which r the driving wheels or is it 4X4 ??
    n wat joint have u used for the flexible joining??

  4. Rich July 6, 2007

    It is a 4×4 . I made the flexible join with an axle, technic triangle and several 24 tooth gears.

    24 Tooth Gear
    Technic Triangle

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