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Anyone have an issue with the rubber tires on their omnibot falling apart? What did you/can you do to fix or replace the rubber?
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Here's some quick thoughts for replacing:
* Big rubber bands
* Rubber car belts (cut to size)
* Large silicone washers
* Plasti Dip painted into where the rubber treads were on the wheels
Hope these inspire someone!
Plasti Dip? Why THIS is! Guess they don't have it in the UK? It looks like really neat stuff. Not sure if it'd harm the Omnibot plastic though...
@bret.tallent - "Contact cement"!! That's what I couldn't think of for gluing. Thanks. Glad to hear your Omnibot doesn't have broken rubber tires. The inner tube and idler belt sound promising...
How about an old cut-up wet suite?
Example of mold making supplies, you could copy a whole robot with a half gallon of this stuff, its great for making castings incase you ever need to mold a replacement part. Theres liquid plastic out there too if you want them to be clear hard plastic' just let me know i will link it.
I had one other idea... it's probably one of the more difficult to pull off. Maybe you could find some rubber toy tires where the rubber was removable from the hub. They'd have to be the same diameter as the Omnibot wheels. Then you could slide the toy tire rubber off the hub and use that rubber on the Omnibot wheel? *confused*
If anybody needs any replacements, let me know as I'd be happy to make some for people.
I could use a set for one of my Omnibot's.
Can you drop me an E-mail? lumpy692002 @ hotmail.com
Let me know how much $$$$