HOG Drive - Hemispherical Omnidirectional Gimbaled Drive

by i-make-robots Feb 19, 2013
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Neat design - I'd like to use it to gimbal a solid fuel rocket.

I noticed that in your video the design is slightly different; which to my mind gives better linear control and reduces the crossing of the controls.

Would it be possible for you to post the STL file for the other design?

Many thanks in advance

video is same design. made this so long ago i don't think I can even open the solidworks files.


Thanks for taking the time to reply.

No problem, am creating an equivalent, with a few changes, from scratch.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Best regards

great. link the new thing as a derivative of this thing?

What a neat idea to power a kite with rc remote >^_^< thrust vectoring at it's finest scaled up a bit !

This is one of those things where I know it has a bajillion applications, but more than anything else... it's just so freaking cool :) . Gonna print one now and have a little fun with it :)


FYI, the 5v0.3a motor is too weak. I'm testing more powerful motors now.

Now this drive is something for a Libre open source robot vacuum cleaner!

A similar principle is used to drive the large floor polishing machines you might have seen in schools and other institutions. the buffing device on the bottom is also the drive system.

use this as a flexible submarine drive!

I was thinking more ROV camera mounting but seems like we are in the same ocean :)

There are a ton of applications. I build these mini robots so that people can use them in larger applications. More bigger interesting robots faster!