RW2i - Internal mount, and new shaft hol...

Dave Hrynkiw
May 6, 2007

We're still digging out the new inventory, and the next addition to the Solarbotics lineup is the RW2i, which is the same profile and rolling size as our very popular RW2, but is designed with a narrow hub.

We're able to do this by moving the set-screw hole inside the hub, so to cinch the screw down, you have to remove the tire from the hub, which is a pretty easy process.

We had planned to make the internal cut-out of the RW2i to allow the installation of a GM11a-14a style motor to the open side, but the manufacturing tolerance was a wee off, and we can't quite make them fit. Fortunately, it's a pretty simple process to file the edges of a GM11a-14a motor to make it fit, which has the added benefit of making the brass edges of the gearbox act as brass bushings that assist wheel alignment.

Also new to the RW2 and RW2i wheels is a new hole diameter! We've had many requests for alternate shaft sizes, so we had a limited portion of both these hubs manufactured with a 1/16" pilot hole so you can drill it out to whatever size you need!


May 9, 2012
Cool Links Wednesday: Robot Games, Flyin...

So, it's Wednesday. That day that comes smack-dab in the middle of the week. And to inject a bit of excitement into things, we've put together a fistful of the cool likes we've been stumbling across. WCRG this Weekend: This year’s Western Canadian Robot Games will be taking place at the Aero Space Museum of Calgary on […]

August 1, 2003
Closed for Long Weekend

Just a quick reminder that Solarbotics' Offices will be closed on Monday, August 4 for a Provincial Holiday. We will resume normal business hours on the the 5th, from 9AM til 6PM MST.

November 1, 2001
Having Online Order Difficulty?

If you've been having any problem whatsoever with our online orderform, would you be so kind to fire us a quick message about it? We're trying to isolate a problem we're hearing about, but cannot reproduce, especially with the final "submit" button. A copy/paste of the error message to us would be greatly appreciated...

July 12, 2007
Protel v2.8 Demo Disks

This is a very nice little demo package from Protel of a PCB layout program. It's an older package (they don't even have this on their website anymore), but works on any windows platform, unlike their current demo versions.

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