Mecanum Wheels

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Omnidirectional drive systems are a great way to maneuver your robot in tight spaces. Mecanum wheels combine the simplicity of a differential “tank” style drive system with the omnidirectional maneuverability of omni-wheels.Here’s a video of a Mecanum-driven electric wheelchair. Not a robot, but the video does a good job of showing how the wheels work. you want to buy some Mecanum wheels (and you should), head on over to AndyMark and check them out.

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One Response to “Mecanum Wheels”

  1. Hillery McGowen says:

    Who built the wheels & wheelchair seen in the video of a Mecanum-driven electric wheelchair? Thanks! Hillery McGowen [email protected]

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