Couplings or wheel hubs for cordless drill motors
August 30, 2012
I posted some design info and pictures of a robot I'm working on to the main LMR robots listing. You can check it out here.
As I indicated in the post, however, I'm having trouble coupling or interfacing some cordless drill motors (the Harbor Freight 17v kind which I have read many people use in their bots) to some 1/4" screws, which are the axels of the wheels on my robot.
I'm wondering if anyone who has used drill motors in projects could share with me some ideas on how to interface their axels to the drill motors. I've seen a bunch of videos of various bots that use them, but rarely is there much explanation as to how the power from the drill motors is ultimately transferred to the wheels.
Thanks so much for any suggestions!