Side plates

A project log for Auto-Parking Mecanum Robot

Making a robot with mecanum wheels, and having it Auto-Park

jack-najarianJack Najarian 02/05/2014 at 05:111 Comment

​The side plates of the mecanum wheels had to be very precisely manufactured. That is why I designed them in Autodesk Inventor, and had them manufactured by a CNC mill. Each one took about 45 minutes to make, and I needed 8.

Once they were out of the CNC mill I made this jig that would help me bend each one of the flaps at a 45 degree angle. The grooves on the bend points were made by the CNC mill to help me bend the plate.


Mike Szczys wrote 02/09/2014 at 02:10 point
I'm really glad you posted the picture of the jig. I wondered how you got the bends to be so uniform. Nice!

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