1st generation of our OmniWheels - showing K’nex wheels with O-rings. These worked great until our powerful drivetrain spun the wheels. Then we rolled the O-rings off, and broke some of the K’nex. This is also a good view of our carbon-fiber “spokes”.
for 2nd generation pic… see thread
So, to answer a couple of questions from the previous thread …
We have two of these on our robot (rear wheels). They work MUCH better than expected (especially after the mod to replace the K’nex with Lexan). “Luci” is a four wheel drive machine with 9" pneumatic Skyways on the front. And obviously, from our low frame design, we won’t be climbing the platform … but we do have other surprises in store …
The large outer white rings are polypropylene. “Spokes” are carbon fiber disks, and we are using aluminum for the hub. MUCH THANKS goes out to our newest sponsor - WaterJet Cutting of Indiana - who made these wheels possible. All parts were cut using waterjet, then finished as required with milling, turning, and tapping. Our team had a great field trip to WCI to see some of these parts being cut and learn about the process.
Stu…I believe you are supposed to me working!
hehe…so am I!
way to put the I in FIRST stu! Those wheels just make me happy, I’m not really sure what else to say…just happy. Congratulations 1018
Those look very similar to the 2003 Cornell Robocup omni-wheels. Get any ideas from them?
Not directly … but I would love to see 'em. Got any pictures … or a link?