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The wheels became a stand-alone project

A project log for R.Ian, simple and easy built robot for education

R.Ian is meant so be simple to build but have interesting capabilities useful for teaching programming

Audrey RobinelAudrey Robinel 10/08/2016 at 18:400 Comments

For this project i had to develop wheels and tyres for 3D printing. I wanted to go farther, and make tracks, increase how configurable everything is, and make everything cleaner, more modular, more functionnal.

I thus decided to create the project OpenWheel, that is as open source as this one, and expands beyond the scope of the orginal project. In the end, i'll generate a new chassis using those wheels rather than the old one.

While this means no direct progress on this robot, it announces upcoming evolution. And this will be a strong evolution for R.Ian.

In the next iteration, it will be much more modular, meaning that you'll be able to change the configuration of the robot in an easier way (i mean, print the chassis, and decide whatever configuration you want, print the corresponding parts, and put them in place. And when you want to change, remove said part, and replace it with a variation).

We'll also address most of the problems R.Ian has currently (main problem is the flimsiness of the wheel due to the servo's axle being, well, flimsy).

This may also cause a slight increase in the cost of the project (more 3D printing to do), but i want to provide a strong base, make it fully functionnal, and kids resistant first. From there, we'll work on decreasing the costs.

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