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James Bruton’s robot uses three ball-shaped wheels to move in any direction

Reading Time: 2 minutes James Bruton’s robot uses three ball-shaped wheels to move in any direction Arduino Team — June 5th, 2021 Wheeled robots normally have wheels that move in a single axis and steer by using either differential speeds or by pivoting some kind of guide wheel. However, this leads to some drawbacks, the most obvious being an […]

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OmBURo is an Arduino-controlled unicycle robot with an active omnidirectional wheel

Reading Time: 2 minutes OmBURo is an Arduino-controlled unicycle robot with an active omnidirectional wheel Arduino Team — February 4th, 2020 Omni wheels normally contain a number of rollers arranged on their circumference, allowing them to slide left and right and perform various tricks when combined with others. The rollers on UCLA researchers Junjie Shen and Dennis Hong’s OmBURo, however, […]

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Omni-wheel robot slides across the paper as a mobile plotter

Reading Time: < 1 minute Omni-wheel robot slides across the paper as a mobile plotter Arduino Team — March 8th, 2019 Retired maker “lingb” created an omni-bot, with four wheels that allow sliding motion in the X/Y plane courtesy of their perpendicular rollers. While that alone would have been a fun build, he also attached a pen, along with a […]

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Designing an omni wheel robot platform with Arduino

Reading Time: < 1 minute Designing an omni wheel robot platform with Arduino Arduino Team — November 27th, 2018 Omni wheels are devices that look like wheels with extra rollers positioned along their circumference. This allows robots to move forwards and backwards, as well as slide and spin depending on how the wheels are powered. Maker Jeremy S. Cook decided […]