28 Feb '13, 11am

3D printed HOG drive: Here’s a 3D printed Hemispherical Omnidirectional Gimballed Drive system which you can ...

3D printed HOG drive: Here’s a 3D printed Hemispherical Omnidirectional Gimballed Drive system which you can ...

a 3D printed Hemispherical Omnidirectional Gimballed Drive system which you can make at home . That’s a mouthful which is why it is commonly referred to as a HOG drive. Never heard of one? Well you need to keep up with your Hackaday because about 20 months ago we featured this amazing robot project that uses one. The design is a tricycle orientation with the HOG drive as the only powered ‘wheel’. But it’s not really a wheel, it’s a half-sphere (a hemisphere which is not pictured above but attaches to the motor spindle) which can provide thrust in any direction depending on which way the motor is spinning a how the gimbal bracket is oriented.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/02/28/3d-printed-hog-drive/

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