This section outlines the steps required to build a mecanum drivetrain using parts from the Mecanum Drivetrain Kit (REV-45-1877). The Mecanum Drivetrain Kit uses Belts and Pulleys rather than the standard Chain and Sprocket. For instructions on how to build a mecanum drivetrain with Chain and Sprocket instead checkout the Channel Drivetrain - Mecanum Upgrade.
This design is a good starting point. However, modification maybe required to address the specific needs of the robot being designed.
The assembly of this drivetrain is broken into a few sections. This allows for a team of people to work on different tasks to complete the build quicker. Each section begins with what parts and the quantity of parts needed to complete the steps in that section. A list of required materials for all sections is listed below.
Full Assembly CAD File - STEP Format
This drivetrain can be built out of the following kits:
Mecanum Drivetrain Kit
45MM X 15MM C CHANNEL - 408MM
45MM X 15MM C CHANNEL - 248MM
U CHANNEL ENDCAP
15MM EXTRUSION - 420MM
5MM X 75MM HEX SHAFT
5MM X 90MM HEX SHAFT
THROUGH BORE BEARING - SHORT
24 TOOTH GT2 3MM PITCH PULLEY
120 TOOTH GT2 3MM PITCH BELT
5MM HEX BEARING BLOCK
ULTRAPLANETARY GEARBOX KIT & HD HEX MOTOR
ULTRAPLANETARY OUTSIDE MOUNTING BRACKET
15MM PLASTIC 90 DEGREE BRACKET
75MM MECANUM WHEEL SET
M3 X 8MM HEX CAP SCREWS - 100 PACK
M3 NYLOC NUTS - 100 PACK
This build also requires a number of tools.
*The 2.5mm Allen Wrench is needed for final assembly of the UltraPlanetary Gearbox and not included in the Mecanum Drivetrain Kit