Why this Omni-Wheel is Really Weird


Thanks MEL Science for sponsoring this video! Check them out here: https://melscience.com/s97 and use promocode ‘James50’ for 50% off your first box of the MEL Kids, Chemistry and Physics subscriptions What about if we could actively drive the smaller passive wheels around the circumference of an omni-wheel? Then we could have a robot with one omni-wheel and make it balance in both axes. I found a project called OmBURo, and I’ll a put a link to the video and details in the description. This robot does exactly what I’m looking for – it consists of one big omni-wheel with driven wheels around its circumference. This allows it to balance in both axes. The Honda U3-X is a personal mobility solution, and it also features a two-axis actively driven omni-wheel. This is larger and looks pretty robust since it can carry a human. Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avtlx… https://arxiv.org/pdf/2001.07856.pdf https://patents.google.com/patent/US8… https://patents.google.com/patent/US8… CAD & Code: https://github.com/XRobots/ActiveOmni… You can support me on Patreon or buy my Merchandise: *************************** Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/xrobots Merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/james-br… *************************** Affiliate links – I will get some money of you use them to sign up or buy something: *************************** Matterhackers 3D printing supplies: http://www.matterhackers.com?aff=7500 Music for your YouTube videos: http://share.epidemicsound.com/xrobots *************************** Other socials: *************************** Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xrobotsuk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xrobotsuk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrobotsuk *************************** CAD and Code for my projects: https://github.com/XRobots Huge thanks to my Patrons, without whom my standard of living would drastically decline. Like, inside out-Farm Foods bag decline. Plus a very special shoutout to Lulzbot, Inc who keep me in LulzBot 3D printers and support me via Patreon. HARDWARE/SOFTWARE Below you can also find a lot of the typical tools, equipment and supplies used in my projects: Filament from: https://www.3dfuel.com/ Lulzbot 3D Printers: http://bit.ly/2Sj6nil Bearings from: https://simplybearings.co.uk/ Lincoln Electric Welder: https://bit.ly/2Rqhqos CNC Router: https://bit.ly/2QdsNjt Ryobi Tools: http://bit.ly/2RhArcD Axminster Micro Lathe: http://bit.ly/2Sj6eeN 3D Printer Filament: http://bit.ly/2PdcdUu Soldering Iron: http://bit.ly/2DrNWDR Vectric CNC Software: http://bit.ly/2zxpZqv Why not join my community, who are mostly made up of actual geniuses. There’s a Facebook group and everything: https://www.facebook.com/groups/28708… XROBOTS Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues – broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it. XRobots is the community around my content where you can get in touch, share tips and advice, and more build FAQs, schematics and designs are also available.

Aditya Gaurav

Aditya Gaurav

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