Are Using 3D Printed Omniwheels in a Robot Worth the Effort?
On GreatScott!, he just discovered omniwheels (a compound wheel design that allows for movement in any direction). He decided to try designing and printing his own and building a robot using them.
It was a lot of trial and error, and there are things he wants to change for future designs, but in the end, he realizes the value of this unique wheel design.
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