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Omnibot 2K Wheels

Hey Guys,

I'm just starting off a new project after I got an Omnibot 2k off ebay. I'll be creating a project page for it soon, but I thought I'd share a little bit of it now.

When I dismantled the bot, and gave it a clean, I noticed that the wheels were pretty degraded. I know josh can create new ones, but being new to this, I really wanted to learn something new, so decided to make my own mould.

What I did then, was to carefully remove one of the existing tyres and then used a sealer to seal all the cracks.



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I then setup a box for it, and also attached a kind of funnel to help pore in the ruber (turns out it wasn't that great, but you've gotta try these things :))


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I then cast the hole thing in silicone


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Finally, I then cast the tire and tada:)


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I think it worked pretty well. The only bad bit is that I don't think I mixed the rubber to cast the tire very well as it's a little sticky. But hey, not bad for my first attempt:)

#55  
ohhh. I thought we were talking about omnibot 2000 like in the thread title. That teaches me not to only read the last page. :/ I don't have those unfortunately.

Yeah those treads will definitely sell because a lot of omnis sold on ebay have worn out treads.
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#56  
Hey @troy, yea, my bad. I got delivery of an Omnibot a couple of days ago, so went ahead and made some tires for that aswell, as like you say, they had perished too.
Germany
#57  
Hey Guys,
I remember one member here posted he would still have some of these parts you, Matt, need.
Maybe youll have to open up another thread and ask about it!
@Troy: if you ever have gears from your Omnibot 2000 arm to pass on, let me know. I got spare gears from Josh already but I am still looking for another few to fix up another arm.
Mike
#58  
Sure point out which you need. Im packing up my stuff right now for the move. All of the extra stuff is disorganized in a large zip top bag.:)
Germany
#59  
Well, I could have a use for just any part you wouldnt need anymore pretty much, since I have a few Omnis. Lower arm gears, upper arm gears, whatever you could pass on....
P.S. To prevent this from getting off-topic, just drop me a message: xxx
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#60  
Awesome news! I now have an email from Tomy granting me permission to sell my reproduction tires without a problem so long as I make clear they are in no way supported or affiliated by Tomy

Whoop whoop:)
#62  
Wow that's good news. Its always good to have it in writing.
It also means you can make as many as you like!
#63  
That's great news, so when can I place my order:)
#64  
I may replace mine just for the color choices!
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#65  
Cheers guys. Thanks, I'm really chuffed. I was almost going to give it up as a bad job as it was going to cost me loads to hire a specialist to look into it, so when I got that email, I was well relieved:)

So far, I've got moulds for Omni 2000, Omni and Omni Jr robots so can do pretty much any of those. Price wise, I'm thinking the following:

Omni Jr = 4 per tire (8 per set)
Omni = 5 per tire (20 per set)
Omni 2000 = 6.50 per tire (26 per set)

All of these I can currently do in Black, Blue, Red or Green (I can get a Yellow too if anyone wants that). I'm working on Grey, but I have to do that by mixing black with white, so need to come up with a reliable way of mixing the colours.

If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll work out some postage.

I hope I can help bring some life bike to some awesome toys:)
#67  
That's the perfect place to advertise. So if someone sells an omni with bad tires they can easily find your produce in the same place.
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#68  
Yea, that's what I thought too. If it can earn my enough to pay for my habbit, I'd be happy:)
#70  
You could watch every omnibot and robie sr auction and send the winner an email letting him know you have new tires:)
Germany
#71  
Hey matt, how did you remove the threads off the wheels?
Mike
#72  
Hi Matt, do you still have these for sale? I'd like a set for my omni bot 2000 and possibly a set for the Robie jr I just got.
#74  
@ mike , the treads are rubber so the stretch. Just stretch them a bit and slide it over the edge of the hub. The lip is only a couple mm high.