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Single Tread

The Single Tread Project combines a simple series circuit (gear-motor, battery & switch) with a single tread to create fast and “grippy” forward motion. See what terrains and obstacles it can overcome.  All needed materials are supplied. This project requires the use of common tools. Soldering is encouraged, but is not absolutely required for the project (it's a great maker skill to learn!)

This project was inspired by Yuri Ostr's YouTube channel. Check out his tank design and many other projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWr8sXxJXTY


Order your maker kits!

Introductory Pricing per pack of 10

Belt driven Car......$160

Paddle Boat............$110

Plane on a Stick....$170

Propeller Boat.......$135

Single Tread..........$135



What comes in each Single Tread kit?

Component Quantity
Switch 1
Geared DC Motor (w/ soldered wires) 1
9V Battery 1
Battery Snaps 1
Super Jumbo Craft Sticks 3
Craft Sticks 12
Rubber Band #32 2
2" Cardboard Wheels (Laser Cut) 6
Axle Coupler to Dowel (3D Printed) 1
Axle Coupler to Motor Shaft (3D Printed) 1
1/8" x 12" Dowel 1
Straws 2
22" x 4" Cupboard Liner 4

What tools will I need to complete the Single Tread kit?

Tools are not included with the Single Tread kit.  A tool kit is available for lease upon request.

Soldering Tools: Soldering iron and solder
Soldering Tools: Helping hands for soldering
Soldering Tools: Tip Tinner
Side Cutters
Wire Strippers
Electrical Tape
Hot Glue Gun (High or Low Temp) w/ Glue Sticks

Where can you go to learn more?

Tools & Materials