MDF Omni Wheel





Introduction: MDF Omni Wheel

This omni wheel is made of MDF(Medium Density Fiberboard).

Plastic and metal are not used.

Step 1: Cut!

Cut MDF using a laser cutting machine.

Step 2: Assemble 01

Step 3: Assemble 02

Step 4: Assemble 03

Step 5: Assemble 04

Step 6: Assemble 05

Step 7: Assemble 06

Step 8: Assemble 07

Step 9: Assemble 08

Step 10: Assemble 09

Step 11: Finished!

Join two wheels.



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    13 Discussions

    Nicely Done. I like a complicated construct that 'fits' together.

    This is awesome - is it all push-fit, or did you use glue as well?

    This wheel is great, I love the way you made laser cut bearings to go into the design too. We'll be featuring it on our blog at some point soon. In the meantime I can't wait to see the vehicle you make with these.

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    Shouldn't you ask permission before 'telling' the author you're going to put their work on your website?

    You don't have to ask, it's just courtesy to do so.

    Having your work blogged about is one of the ways to drive short-term traffic to your projects, and is generally a desirable thing, even if the bloggers don't ask first.

    It's an interesting exercise to click that little graph icon beside a project, and see where views are coming from, and to google for the titles of your projects. Your own mechanical iris project, for instance, has thousands of views thanks to the Hackaday blog, Open Electronics, Thingiverse, Reddit, Pinterest, Facebook, Flickr, even a few hundred views from a forum dedicated to large-sized negatives. Did any of them ask you before discussing your work?

    I don't care what any one has to say about it or if it does any thing but "roll in all directions", I think this is a cool concept and well done. Nice job!

    But a real omni wheel requires that the rolls around can be driven by motor power too? Else it would not be able to actually go perpendicular (or any other angle) to the forward direction.

    It basically can go back and forth, and side ways. Watch the video

    It basically can go back and forth, and side ways. Watch the video

    Height: 300mm
    Width: 600mm
    Thickness: 2.5mm