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Rotacaster 125mm omniwheels

OMNI ALL THE WHEELS!“Omni all the wheels!” That was my first thought when I received these new Rotacaster 125mm omniwheels.  They’re fantastic looking and HUGE, about 3 times the diameter of the 43mm ones that are being sold now.  They have some pretty impressive stats; they can handle a load of more than 100 kilos each!  I am not sure when they are due to be sold or if they ever will be.  Currently there are two people that I know of that are testing these, Simon Burfield and myself.  Simon has had his for a little while now and made a pretty cool platform with them.  Here’s a video he shot of his really large test platform.  12.5Kgs of weights on it == no problem!

I’ve taken some pictures so you can see what they’re like.  Click to enlarge.

Rotacaster 125mm wheel compared to 43mm wheel and 15L beam Front and side of the 125mm Rotacaster wheel Side view of the 125mm Rotacaster wheel

I will keep you posted on what I end up making with them.  I have 4 of them, so I am pretty sure I can come up with something cool!

About Xander

Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.