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Tread Wheel 1

by bball61, published

Tread Wheel 1 by bball61 Nov 3, 2016
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Fusion 360

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Tread Wheel 1 by bball61 is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Summary

A replacement wheel (about 70mm in diameter) for the ubiquitous yellow cheap robotic gear motor / wheel combo.
This was printed in TPU, a flexible filament similar to semi-flex. The deflection of this wheel under load is very similar to the wheel it replaces. It could be printed in a hard filament like PLA but it would have much less grip.
There are customizers on Thingiverse that allow you to set custom dimensions for a wheel like this but none of them produce a wheel with tread.
A brief video of this wheel in action:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Mmn6bkTCo
For more projects see: http://www.robot50.net

Print Settings

Printer Brand:

Printrbot

Printer:

Printrbot Plus

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

good enough

Infill:

30%


Notes:

For best results print in a flexible filament like TPU.

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