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Offline ToekneeTopic starter

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Finding Wheels
« on: July 03, 2008, 05:27:22 PM »
Hi everyone,

I am looking for the parts to build the 50 dollars robot, but I am having a hard time finding wheels that could fit with what I want to do.

I want wheels with an approximate diameter of 5'' to 6'' inches, but I cannot find any that matches these sizes on the suggested websites in the part list.

Does anyone know a place I could find some?

I live in Canada, so the closer the better!

Thank you  :)

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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 09:46:36 PM »
I made wheels by gluing 4-5 CDs together for each wheel.  Then, just drill pilot holes for mounting the wheel horn for the servo onto the wheels.  Worked great.  Oh, I also wrapped a rubber band around the outside of the wheel for traction.

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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 03:53:19 AM »
pololu.com has some nice wheels. their hq is in las vegas, iirc
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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008, 11:16:50 AM »
yep, I got my wheels from pololu, very nice costumer service.
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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008, 03:30:14 PM »
Can't find wheels with 5 to 6 inches diameter on Pololu is it possible?

Any other suggestion?

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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008, 04:50:12 PM »
The only wheels Pololu has in this size range come as part of Tamiya 72102 Gear Head Motor + Pin Spike Tire Set.  The tires have a diameter of around 5.1 inches, but unfortunately they are not sold separately so you would have to buy the motors along with them.  These are high-power, high quality motors, which means they aren't cheap.

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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2008, 07:31:32 AM »

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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2008, 08:55:14 AM »
you could always just glue some CD's together!

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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2008, 09:01:09 AM »
there are plenty of wheels avaiable , but they would need to be modified
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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2008, 10:40:47 AM »
5":

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXB932&P=0

6":

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXB934&P=0

but i recommend using home stuff to build the wheels like CD's, cardboard, anything circular, because these are 13$ and 17$, plus shipping which makes it over 20$... would you pay that just for wheels?

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« Last Edit: July 06, 2008, 10:42:30 AM by garriwilson »

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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2008, 05:50:56 PM »
Thanks for all your replies.

I am going to sleep on it to figure out what should I do.

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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2008, 06:05:15 PM »
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but i recommend using home stuff to build the wheels like CD's, cardboard, anything circular, because these are 13$ and 17$, plus shipping which makes it over 20$... would you pay that just for wheels?


The model type store near where I live chareges the equivalent of $50 for their cheapest set of wheels, so $20 doesnt seem all that bad considereing. And no ive never bought anything from the ridiculously overpriced local hobby shop (just because theres no competition they see it as an invitation to commit legalised robbery)

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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2008, 06:52:26 PM »
Budget Robotics has a variety of different wheels.


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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2008, 12:32:03 PM »
this a good source I used for my school robot project http://www.surpluscenter.com/wheels.asp?UID=2008070713291009&catname=wheels .

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Re: Finding Wheels
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2008, 12:58:48 PM »
hardware stores have wagon wheels of all different sizes.

or

here is 5" foamies

http://www.robotcombat.com/products/AB-DAV5550.html


I got the 3.5" ones from there and i love em.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2008, 12:59:45 PM by pomprocker »

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