by Zaggo, published
[UPDATE 2: The new design is now available: thingiverse.com/thing:2473 ]
Ok, RustySpoon1121 beat me on this one ( thingiverse.com/thing:2318 ), but since my design is different (only 8 rollers, centrally mounted) and already finished anyway, I publish it as an alternative approach.
For more information on the project (and more detailed build instructions), please see my blog post at
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Thanks for the reply =) I have actually printed several of the other variation (been meaning to post pictures). But the ABS ones still suffer from a bit of curling when its doing the delicate bearing holder parts. I have printed a few in PLA as well that did not have this problem. I'm pretty anal about how perfect my prints are and I find myself not just settling till its perfect.
In short I'm still looking to combat that curling in the bearing holder area, this design seemed like it would do just that. Nice design tho and I will be using your wheels in a rover that I can control through skype =)
Assembling this design didn't work so good and the construction wasn't very sturdy. Printing the thing in one piece is much more stable, easier and more elegant.
Since the bearing retainers are arranged in a 45
Ã‚Â° angle, no support material is needed during printing!
The whole redesign process (and the reasons for the new design) are described in detail in my blog post "The power of reading" (see link in this things description).
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1 center wheel (either a left "Felge-links.stl" or a right "Felge-rechts.stl")
8 holder parts ("Lager.stl")
16 half roller parts ("Rad.stl")
In addition to that, you need (for one wheel):
8x M4x60mm bolts (alternatively, 8x M4 threaded rod, each 60mm long)
8x M4 nuts (16x if you use threaded rods instead of bolts)
32x M4 washers
1x M3 nut
1x M3 bolt, e.g. 15mm or M3 set screw
For detailed build instructions, please see
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