Lego Omniwheel Clusters

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Lego Omniwheel Clusters

Shown here is a later-stage prototype in engineer and hobby roboticist Xander Soldaat’s development of a Lego holonomic drive platform using native Lego system components for the omnidirectional wheels. Some pretty cool third-party Lego-compatible omniwheels are available, but I appreciate Lego-system purism as much as the next AFoL. I chose this photo because it shows off the omniwheel cluster design. Click through to Xander’s blog to see the final version of his Kiwi drive rollerbot.

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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