TileRunner Chassis Mecanum

am-3437_mec

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The TileRunner Mecanum is a 4-wheeled standard duty mecanum drive base designed especially for the FIRST Tech Challenge community. Get set to strafe with four PicoBox Uno Plates (am-3423) replacing...Read More

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Product Overview

The TileRunner Mecanum is a 4-wheeled standard duty mecanum drive base designed especially for the FIRST Tech Challenge community. Get set to strafe with four PicoBox Uno Plates (am-3423) replacing the two PicoBox Duos of the standard TileRunner. You'll receive four 4" standard-duty mecanum wheels (am-2538) instead of Stealth Wheels, as well as all the spacers, shafts, and gears to get you up and running.

The foundation of this drive base is a set of 0.090 inch thick aluminum components that provide a sturdy structure to build on. All of the holes in the sheet metal are on a global 16mm pattern, which integrates nicely with many structure components already on the market for FIRST Tech Challenge teams. The included plastic belly-pan increases the rigidity of the frame and provides ample mounting options for your electronics.  The TileRunner Mecanum comes with 4" Standard-Duty Mecanum Wheels (instead of stealth wheels), NeveRest Classic 40 motors and PicoBox Gearboxes with multiple gearing options. The new AndyMark Nub is used throughout the TileRunner, providing a robust D-bore interface that greatly improves torque transmission compared to standard set-screw hubs.

Note: This product ships as an unassembled kit of parts.

Gear Ratios
The kit comes with 3 different gear ratio options, so that you can experiment and understand how changing the gear ratio affects the driving performance of the TileRunner.
  • 45 Tooth and 35 Tooth gear combination yields a 1:0.78 over drive
  • Two 40 Tooth gears yeild a 1:1 ratio
  • 35 Tooth and 45 Tooth gear combination yields a 1:1.28 reduction
2019 Updates:
M3 NeveRest mounting bolts are now 5mm long instead of 6mm. Assembly guides have been updated to match the 6-32 Hex Head hardware and detail has been added to help clarify build steps.

Part List

SD Mecanum (am-3437_mec) Includes in entirety:

Shipping Box size estimate: 12" x 19" x 3.25"

Weight: ~ 13.0 lbs

Specifications

  • Product Lifecycle: replaced by <a href='https://www.andymark.com/products/configurable-tilerunner-chassis-options?1)%20Drive%20Style=Mecanum%20Drive&quantity=1&2)%20Wheel%20Type%20%26%20Style=SD%20Mecanum%20Wheels&3)%20NeveRest%20Options=Classic%2040%3A1&4)%20PicoBox%20Options=Gearing%20for%20Every%20Ratio%20Option'>BT4MS4E</a>

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    The base is great but motors not so great. They...

    The base is great but motors not so great. They do not have the power to push the wheels even after gearing down. I would go with the HD mechanism wheels. These maybe easier for the motors to push. [AndyMark Response: We are sorry to hear you are having trouble with your Tilerunner Chassis Mecanum. The NeveRest Classic 40 Gearmotor has been used in countless FTC drive bases and is the standard motor in many of the TileRunner kits. It sounds like you may have an issue with your gearmotors, gear alignment, or wheel orientation. Please contact us directly and we will be happy to try to address the issue directly. ]

    JC from LIVINGSTON

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