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Where did u buy this omniwheel admin?

Kornylak has the cheapest at $2.69


I would need to put two of these on a threaded rod to provide 360 degree support , right?




Thanks in advance,
Eric
« Last Edit: October 02, 2007, 09:18:55 PM by airman00 »
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Re: Admin: Where to buy this omniwheel? and other questi about omniwheels
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 06:18:14 AM »
I'm not Admin, but I can answer your question... yes, you would need two of those to make an Omni-wheel (as shown in the attachment)
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Re: Admin: Where to buy this omniwheel? and other questi about omniwheels
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007, 07:47:41 PM »
these omniwheels are costing more than my servos!!!!     >:(


Do you guys think a ball caster would work well too?



Also, would I only need one of these to provide 360 degree support??( i plan to use only one as a caster)


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Re: Admin: Where to buy this omniwheel? and other questi about omniwheels
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 02:15:32 PM »
Use some sort of ball, depending on the "terrain"?
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Re: Admin: Where to buy this omniwheel? and other questi about omniwheels
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007, 02:35:04 PM »
yes but would only one of these wheels work as a caster, only one?
Please reply ASAP I need to buy the parts tomorow


Only one of these???



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Re: Admin: Where to buy this omniwheel? and other questi about omniwheels
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2007, 03:51:20 PM »
So I didnt actually buy that orange omni-wheel . . . my friend asked me to hold on to her robot like 5 years ago, but she quit robotics and forgot I still had her robot . . .

So I scrapped it for parts ;D

Im so evil sometimes . . . just google around for omni-wheels, you will find some . . .

Anyway, Ive also tried ball castors but I dont like them - they have horrible ground clearance. For example, a 1" diameter ball will give you a .35" ground clearance.

 


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