Wheels

Posted by wehba at 1/24/2001 6:57 PM EST

Student on team #513, Renegade Robotics, from Thomas Jefferson Middle School and nasa.

How many wheels can we use? Where in the manual did you find the answer?

Posted by Joe Ross at 1/24/2001 7:02 PM EST

Engineer on team #330, Beach Bot, from Hope Chapel Academy and NASA/JPL , J&F Machine, and Raytheon.

In Reply to: Wheels
Posted by wehba on 1/24/2001 6:57 PM EST:

You are allowed 10 wheel chair wheels and an unlimited number of custom made wheels that are fabricated from legal parts.

You are given two 8" wheelchair wheels and two 6" wheels in the kit. The additional hardware list says that you can get 6 additional Skyway Wheelchair wheels that are between 5" and 8" in diameter.

Joe Ross
Beach Bot, Team 330

Posted by Jason Rudolph at 1/24/2001 7:04 PM EST

Other on team #459, Rampage, from University of Florida/Eastside High School and .

In Reply to: Wheels
Posted by wehba on 1/24/2001 6:57 PM EST:

: How many wheels can we use? Where in the manual did you find the answer?
There is no true limit as to how many wheels you may have. If you are reffering to the Skyway wheelchair wheels, you are allowed an additional 6 wheels verying in diameter from 5" to 8" (non-pneumatic). This information is in the additional hardware list, but note that these are in addition to the wheels prided in the kit. But, you may also fabricate your own wheels out of allowable materials, in which case you are only limited by how much material you are allowed to use.

Hope this helps,
Jason

Posted by wehba at 1/24/2001 7:08 PM EST

Student on team #513, Renegade Robotics, from Thomas Jefferson Middle School and nasa.

In Reply to: Re: Wheels
Posted by Jason Rudolph on 1/24/2001 7:04 PM EST:

: : How many wheels can we use? Where in the manual did you find the answer?
: There is no true limit as to how many wheels you may have. If you are reffering to the Skyway wheelchair wheels, you are allowed an additional 6 wheels verying in diameter from 5" to 8" (non-pneumatic). This information is in the additional hardware list, but note that these are in addition to the wheels prided in the kit. But, you may also fabricate your own wheels out of allowable materials, in which case you are only limited by how much material you are allowed to use.

: Hope this helps,
: Jason English please

Posted by Jason Rudolph at 1/24/2001 7:14 PM EST

Other on team #459, Rampage, from University of Florida/Eastside High School and .

In Reply to: Re: Wheels
Posted by wehba on 1/24/2001 7:08 PM EST:

: : Jason English please
OK, you are allowed 6 wheelchair wheels in addition to the ones in the kit.(5"-8" diameter, non-pneumatic)

You can make as many as you wish though from legal materials (i.e. small parts and additional hardware list).
it don’t get much simpler than that,

Jason

Posted by wehba at 1/24/2001 7:18 PM EST

Student on team #513, Renegade Robotics, from Thomas Jefferson Middle School and nasa.

In Reply to: Re: Wheels
Posted by Jason Rudolph on 1/24/2001 7:14 PM EST:

: : : Jason English please
: OK, you are allowed 6 wheelchair wheels in addition to the ones in the kit.(5"-8" diameter, non-pneumatic)

: You can make as many as you wish though from legal materials (i.e. small parts and additional hardware list).
: it don’t get much simpler than that,

: Jason ok thanx

Posted by wehba at 1/25/2001 5:36 PM EST

Student on team #513, Renegade Robotics, from Thomas Jefferson Middle School and nasa.

In Reply to: Re: Wheels
Posted by Jason Rudolph on 1/24/2001 7:14 PM EST:

: : : Jason English please
: OK, you are allowed 6 wheelchair wheels in addition to the ones in the kit.(5"-8" diameter, non-pneumatic)

: You can make as many as you wish though from legal materials (i.e. small parts and additional hardware list).
: it don’t get much simpler than that,

: Jason where in the manual did you find that answer?

Posted by Jason Rudolph at 1/25/2001 6:21 PM EST

Other on team #459, Rampage, from University of Florida/Eastside High School and .

In Reply to: Re: Wheels
Posted by wehba on 1/25/2001 5:36 PM EST:

: : Jason where in the manual did you find that answer?

Well, the additional hardware list has the skyway wheels on it. As far as making your own, well, basically there is nothing in the manual that DISallows it, and teams have been doing it for years, so it’s legal.