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[DPRG] Re: Fun with Casting

Subject: [DPRG] Re: Fun with Casting
From: Rodent daweasel at swbell.net
Date: Fri Jun 21 13:34:55 CDT 2002

You can either make a wheel big enough to go around / over a standard servo
or get one of the $$$ metal gear mini-servos and buy / make a smaller wheel
of similar design. The effect is similar to a wheel for a front-wheel-drive
car.

----- Original Message -----

> >Very interesting experiment, looks like you had fun.  I think you
> >should know though that John Olson from my Southern Oregon Robotics
> >Club is manufacturing servo wheels that are injection molded and very
> >nice.
>
> Those are some very cool wheels Dan! However they have the same issue
> right? They look great on the Mark III but probably not so great on a
robot
> that I've created right? Sometimes I want really wide tires (mini-sumo
> comes to mind) and other times narrow tires. At some point I really need a
> wheel with a long "axle" extension that can be mounted through its own
> bearing because the limiting factor on a lot of "servo-bots" is that the
> side force on the servo causes its gear box to bind and wear unacceptably.




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