This rugged wheel is designed to fit securely on the output shafts of micro and 15.5D metal gearmotors. These gearmotors should be mounted onto the side of the hub with the protruding teeth. The output shaft will slide into the socket easily at first but will achieve a snug fit when pressed through to the other edge of the hub.
The output shafts on the Solarbotics metal gear motors will also fit these wheels, but because they are shorter they will have to be mounted onto the other side of the wheel where the fit is tighter (which means the Solarbotics metal gearmotors will not work with the quadrature encoder associated with this wheel). These wheels will also work in this orientation on the Pololu plastic gearmotors with 3mm D-shaft outputs.
The extended micro metal gearmotor bracket is specifically designed to work with this wheel.
- Diameter: 1.65" (42 mm)
- Width of tire: 0.75" (19 mm)
- Weight: 0.66 oz (19 g)
The hub has twelve teeth, each 3 mm wide and separated from its neighbors by 3 mm gaps. We offer a quadrature encoder (MCM Part# 28-17695
) that uses these teeth to provide up to 48 counts per revolution (a linear resolution of just under 3 mm or 1/8"). The encoder is designed to work with the extended micro metal gearmotor bracket and micro metal gearmotors. The compact layout of the board fits all of the components within the envelope of the hub and tire, allowing the board to be mounted between the motor and a chassis. The encoder can be purchased as an individual unit or as a part of an encoder set (MCM Part# 28-17693
) that includes two encoders, a pair of extended brackets, and a pair of 42x19mm wheels.
The two encoder channels are approximately 90° out of phase, allowing you to determine both rotational speed and direction.