Making your own "Mecanum Wheels"
Update: Here is how to make them really fast & stable.. but project will go no further, omni has arrived
I got really pi**ed off by the fact that it was hard to get omni-directional wheels, and impossible to get 4 "Mecanum Wheels" for anything less than USD 275 exclusive P&P.
So in a blind rage I found myself grinding teeth, mumbling "how hard can it fu*king be?", drilling in CD's cutting straws and hot-gluing sticks on wheels.. and voila! After 10 minutes, I had a working (though ugly) prototype!
Yes, it's working :)
This inspired me, so I thought I'd share it with you :)