pic: Swerrrve

2nd Attempt at Swerve

That’s a good chunk of power behind each wheel. I have never seen a swerve with a CIM + miniCIM combination. Also, bumpers give it the 2451-esque feel

Definitely looks better with the CIM + MiniCIM setup on each corner, and I like how you’ve kept up the small form factor on the first stage reduction gearboxes!
I think your bumper supports could be a bit more aggressive, but maybe that’s just me.

grabcad link?

Nice job!
I like how you integrated everything into the frame members.
That should reduce the overall weight.
I would also like to see the CAD for it and get into the finer details.

Now all it needs is an underglow :stuck_out_tongue:

Thanks! Yeah, the way the bumpers are supported is a little weird… I’m trying to explore different ways of doing stuff

Just uploaded: https://grabcad.com/library/2nd-swerve-drive-in-progress-1


Here it is: https://grabcad.com/library/2nd-swerve-drive-in-progress-1

Oh and don’t mind the lightening holes. Thats just how I waste time when I get bored :stuck_out_tongue:

Now that I’ve seen the CAD:

  1. Why chains over belt for the first stage? That’s going to be running at a rather high speed.
  2. You might have trouble with the round spacers on the bottom of the casterboxes, because you are using screws on both sides. Why not either use a screw + nut or hex standoffs so you can get a wrench on it?
  3. Why live axles over dead axle on the last stage, and why 3/8" bearings instead of just thunderhex bearings? It saves some machining imo.
  4. Are you sure that the casterbox won’t hit the VP output shaft when it turns? I can’t tell from the model.
    Apart from that it looks good.