How-To: DIY tank treads from roller chain, rubber hose, nuts & bolts

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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By Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

2400 Articles

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This very clever design by Derek Engelhaupt has me looking around the house for something I can put tank treads on. The sofa, maybe?

It’s actually one of seven clever hobbyist designs for homebrew treads collected on this page over at R/C Tank Combat, which looks to be an absolutely fascinating enthusiast site. [via Hack a Day]

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