Omni-Directional Walking Machine



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I’ve built quite a few omni-directional robots using various types of omni-directional wheels. Normal omni-wheels are a large wheel with smaller wheels around its circumference, allowing it to be driven in one axis, and slide passively in the other.
Using three omni-wheels allows a vehicle to move in any direction, although I’ve also built machines with one omni wheel.
Most of my omni-wheel vehicles worked ok on flat ground, but they weren’t great at climbing over obstacles. So in this video I’m going to build a omni-directional walking machine which should be better at stepping over things.

CAD and Code: https://github.com/XRobots/OmniWalker

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Former toy designer, current YouTube maker and general robotics, electrical and mechanical engineer, I’m a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error. My channel is where I share some of my useful and not-so-useful inventions, designs and maker advice. Iron Man is my go-to cosplay, and 3D printing can solve most issues - broken bolts, missing parts, world hunger, you name it.

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