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Offline blackbeardTopic starter

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better $50 robot wheels
« on: October 08, 2009, 12:08:29 PM »
so i had some extra servos and i decided to make another super cheep robot. this time instead of CDs i decided to make my own wheels. they're cardboard intensive but are super sturdy and have really good traction


essentially they're cd sized cardboard disks glued together (5 per wheel) with the outer part made of cardboard strips with the paper removed on one side to expose the corrugated lining.

the human controlled robot might have won if it had these :P

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Re: better $50 robot wheels
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 01:13:17 PM »
They're great, love em.

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Re: better $50 robot wheels
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 04:20:43 PM »
good idea

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Re: better $50 robot wheels
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 10:22:52 PM »
another good idea Blackbeard, very innovative.  ;D

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Re: better $50 robot wheels
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2009, 10:54:54 AM »
they're pretty durable too. even though i glued them with hot glue the only thing i've managed to crush are the treads.
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Re: better $50 robot wheels
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2009, 06:41:13 PM »
do you still have good traction after the treds are crushed.

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Re: better $50 robot wheels
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2009, 03:49:42 AM »
I can't help but love how the RC Robot gets its ass beaten :P

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Re: better $50 robot wheels
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 01:39:07 PM »
do you still have good traction after the treds are crushed.
ya it doesn't really do anything to the function of the treads.
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Re: better $50 robot wheels
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009, 03:21:52 AM »
that's good, it may be a good, basic tutorial that admin could add a link to the $50 robot page as it is in the spirit of the robot.

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Re: better $50 robot wheels
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009, 03:13:48 PM »
Nice idea
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