Mecanum Wheels (2 Inch)

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Mecanum Wheels (2 Inch) by ROBK636 Apr 19, 2010

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This was a project that I have been working on for a few months on an off. The wheels are a little larger than 2 inches ind diameter. The are designed to be used on the Tamiya 3mm shaft gearboxes.

These where the ones that where featured on the Make: website.

There are two versions of the .STL The one that ended in inches is the one I used for the 3d-print. The other one should be in millimeters. For some reason the file size is different.

The .STl files are large. Download the zip file not the .STL


Print using a commercial Printer such as a Dimension SST. Assemble using a 3/32 brass rod or tube.

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If you are printing the wheels with the rollers already in place, why are you using brass tubes to hold them together? Why not print print the whole thing? I do have a 3D printer (like most people on thingiverse I would think) so I know their limitations.

I think I might print a couple for my rolling backpack. Anyone know if it's MakerBottable?

I am not so sure about this one. There are a few mecanum wheels on this site that look possible.


I think it might need tires to work properly though.
How about heat shrink tubing? (If the thickening of the tube at the narrow ends of the rollers is a problem, they could just be narrowed a bit more)

I had coated a wheel in the Liquid Tape used for electronics. That was a huge improvement. I just never left it on because I decided to dye the rollers.