Post Tagged with: "Rotacaster"

  • My Omniwheel Article in D&T Practice

    My Omniwheel Article in D&T Practice

    Ramblings May 11, 2014 08:23 no comments

    A little while ago I was asked to write a robotics article for the British Design & Technology Practice magazine.  I chose to cover the basics of programming a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT omniwheel based platform, and the mathematics behind it.  ROBOTC is used as the programming language, but I am sure […]

     
  • Very cool Omniwheelchair

    Very cool Omniwheelchair

    Ramblings July 31, 2012 09:15 no comments

    Simon Burfield, a.k.a. Burf has made a super cool model.  By model I mean chair and by chair I mean omnidirectional wheelchair. Oh and it’s life-sized, too.  Yeah, it is capable of handling no less than 90 kg!  I saw a video of an early prototype a few weeks ago […]

     
  • Skittles on the Threshold

    Skittles on the Threshold

    Robots July 11, 2012 20:26 8 comments

    My robot Skittles is a big robot; he’s probably one of the biggest wheeled robots I’ve made so far.  When the Mindsensors PSP-Nx-V4 came in last week, I knew I had to make it remote controllable. I finished up the last bits of the driver for the new sensor yesterday […]

     
  • RoboCup Junior @ NEMO

    RoboCup Junior @ NEMO

    Ramblings June 5, 2012 06:30 1 comment

    Last Saturday, Laurens and I were asked to give a LEGO Mindstorms NXT demo at the Dutch Robocup Junior championships.  We had our table setup on the second deck, right along the path to the actual arena. There were plenty of robots there but one in particular caught my eye.  […]

     
  • Preview of a new Robot: Skittles

    Preview of a new Robot: Skittles

    Robots February 24, 2012 22:09 1 comment

    This is a quick video I shot with my mobile phone of a new robot called Skittles. Why did I call it Skittles, you ask?  Well, it’s got all colours in the rainbow in it because I simply don’t have enough bricks of one or two colours to build the […]

     
  • Rotacaster 125mm omniwheels

    Rotacaster 125mm omniwheels

    Ramblings February 14, 2012 17:48 no comments

    “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 […]

     
  • Happy and Prosperous 2012

    Happy and Prosperous 2012

    Ramblings January 1, 2012 10:27 1 comment

    I’d like to wish all of my readers a very happy and prosperous 2012. 2011 was a big year for my blog and NXT-sensor land.  I moved from a hosted WordPress blog on wordpress.com to my own one on HostGator.com.  I’ve never been happier about a hosting company.  We had […]

     
  • Rotacaster wheel contest: the ideas

    Rotacaster wheel contest: the ideas

    Ramblings November 26, 2011 08:51 no comments

    As per request, here are the ideas of the winners.  I have copied and pasted (most of) the information from the original mails and edited it slightly. Benoît Genest: An omniwheeled container handler. In almost every Intermodal port, you can find Container Handlers (or Reachstacker) . These are usually 4- […]

     
  • Rotacaster wheel contest: and the winners are…

    Rotacaster wheel contest: and the winners are…

    Ramblings November 25, 2011 23:08 13 comments

    Man, this was really, really difficult.  There were some really good submissions but in the end there could only be three winners.  So without further ado, the people who will be receiving a set of these wheels are: Simon Burfield Benoît Genest Brian Bachmeier Congratulations to the three of you and […]

     
  • Rotacaster wheels now available from HiTechnic

    Rotacaster wheels now available from HiTechnic

    Ramblings November 14, 2011 08:42 2 comments

    HiTechnic have started selling the Rotacaster wheels now as well.  That’s great news for people who live State-side.  Now you won’t have to worry about US customs intercepting your nice wheels and using them for something themselves. HiTechnic is selling them in packs of two and you can get right […]