YDDR: CVT Differential Dual Wheel Caster Nidec Swerve Drive

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I think this is truly the greatest thing in robotics since wheels.
Credit to Nuclearnerd for the differential design and 1640 for the CVT.

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I’m truly proud for being part of the inspiration process here

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One question: w h y

Well, I was PLANNING on going to bed soon but now Im terrified of the nightmares this thing will cause.

Thank you…

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How much does it weigh?

Inventor says 8.7 pounds, but i would make it 9 or 9.5 due to some inaccuracies in the materials the software is using to get the weight.

So it’d only be about 60lbs to run this in a 6 module swerve. Nice!

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I just can’t fathom putting this much effort into a meme.

Thanks, I hate it

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Needs more springs

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shouldn’t there be active suspension on this module?

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You could just mount this on some linear bearings and let the whole assembly ride up and down.

But it needs to be actively controlled, so you need a linear actuator on each module as well

Hey, don’t be mean. We don’t have to be mean. This is totally where robotics is going in some Bizarro universe where high-powered motors always burn up. No matter where you go, there you drive.

0/10 using servo for cvt instead of another nidec

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needs more throttle motors

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Now you’re speaking my language.

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I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Well done.

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if I’m looking at this right, it uses about 4 concentric “shafts”. I love it. If you were to really go all out, you would make it swank as well, using tank treads. I see room for improvement