Ian Glen


Building the Autotank

From concept design to assembled tank in about a month. All components hand made with basic power tools. Final assembly took place during Flite Fest 2018.

Initial concept

CAD Design

DIY bending brake

Bent bottom sheet metal

Making shaft spacers

Assembled side plates and road wheels

Fitting of Aluminum Square Tubing Frame

Motor Gearbox CAD

Gearbox Plates

Assembling the Gearbox

Assembled Gearbox

Plywood top installed

3D Printed Battery Brackets

Battery Cells

Assembled Battery Packs

Finished Product


This project is open source hardware. The complete mechanical design files and CAD drawings are available on GitHub.