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Swivel Wheel Bracket


Entry ID #: 2177
Created: Mon, Jan 11, 2016 9:11 PM

Team 4442X of Navigator Robotics, from Island Pacific Academy, developed a swivel wheel bracket with the ability to house a two-inch wheel or a four-inch wheel – omnidirectional and rubber – with holes at four different heights for axle insertion. The team used Autodesk Inventor Professional (CAD software) to draw the part, and subsequently printed the product using the MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation, to test the part on a simple base. The part was designed to lower the turning radius of a robot and increase maneuverability while still maintaining motor efficiency and speed.

Links / Videos

This video is of Island Pacific Academy Navigator Robotics Team 4442X testing their swivel wheel bracket prototype, which was created using Autodesk Inventor Professional. The video depicts the benefits of using our product on a simple robot base.