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Mecanum Wheels

by jhansen3141 Aug 21, 2014
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What is the total diameter of the wheel?

Can you please send me the editable file for this model to make some changes?
I have send you a personal message with my e-mail.
Thanks a lot

where did you but your 624 bearings ?

Hey man, could you please send me the editable file for this model, solidworks file? abilio10@gmail.com

Hey man, could you please send me the editable file for this model, solidworks file? abilio10@gmail.com

Hello,thank you for this design, but can i get the conception of your mecanum 8mm shaft?

Why did you decide to leave out the space for the set screw in the center? and do you have a version with this in place?

Thanks for the great design. I came up with a mecanum-omni wheel combo design that uses pretty much your mechanum wheel but adds wheels in between the rollers around their respective center point. I would post this design with a pattent or even sell them but; our team has decided not to release these wheels into the 3D printing community until we have completed our most current FTC 2014-2015 "Cascade Effect" season. I hope we could communicate and work with each other such as send designs back and fourth to make a better mecanum wheel.

What is the motor specification?

The motors I used are NEMA17 stepper motors that have a 8mm threaded shaft.

Also, What is a good motor for 5mm threaded shaft? Do you suggest a website for buy with international shipping? Thanks

Thanks! NEMA 17 have 8mm? This site say 5mm of diameter:
Sorry If I misunderstood!
Thanks again!

Most NEMA 17 motors have a 5mm non-threaded shaft. The motors I used were not standard motors because they have an 8mm threaded shaft.

I understood, but I am having same trouble with the specification: torque, speed, current...
Can you help me?

I think any 5 volt, 1 amp nema 17 motor should work fine.

hi! Thank you for nice design, printed 5mm shaft version, would like o know how did you secure wheel on the shaft? Thank you.

The stepper motors I used have a threaded 8mm shaft and so I secured the wheels using 8mm nuts. I put the 5mm version up because the standard stepper uses a 5mm shaft. I haven't added anything to secure the 5mm version yet. It could be glued for now.

Hey jhansen3141! Any instructions to build the robot itself?

I haven't put together any instructions on building the robot yet, but basically its 4 stepper motors and some kind of controller. I used a micro-controller and FPGA for my control but an arduino with some type of stepper motor control shield would work just as well.

Printing the wheels ASAP! Do you have any instructions on building the car? Or planning do show it? This is one absolute must have but I lack the skills of RC-vehicles.

Great job!

Nice job.
What are the main differences between this design, and design like http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2520? What are the pros/cons of each one? What about this one http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:267422?
I would like to make tiny omniwheels for an hexapod, to move it faster on flat surfaces, and I'm looking for the simplest solution...

25mm OmniWheel
Simon's Omnidirectional 4-wheeled Robot (modified Robodyssey Mouse)

Omniwheels work differently than mecanum wheels. An omniwheel has rollers that are parallel to the hub of the wheel. A mecanum wheel has rollers that are set 45 degrees from the hub of the wheel. If you do a search on youtube for omniwheel and for mecanum wheel you can find some videos that show robots that demonstrate the different ways the wheels work. If you were going to make small wheels, I would try to find a design that maybe doesn't use bearings, because then you could scale the design down. Otherwise you would have to find small bearings that would fit. This mecanum wheel design uses 624 bearings.

Thanks for you answer!