Pololu Ball Caster with 1" Plastic Ball

Pololu Ball Caster with 1" Plastic Ball
Pololu item #: 956 205 in stock

Price break Unit price (US$)
1 4.99
10 4.49
50 3.99


backorders allowed

This light ball caster uses a 1" diameter plastic ball. The height of the assembled kit ranges from 1.1" to 1.4". Dowel pins are used to minimize the friction between the ball and the ABS housing.

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Overview

This ball caster kit includes a black ABS housing, a 1" diameter plastic ball, three dowel pin rollers, two spacers (1/16" and 1/8" thick), and three #2 screw sets. The total height of the ball caster, 1.1", can be increased to about 1.3" using the included spacers. The three included #2 screws can be used to mount the ball caster to your chassis (the distance between the screw holes is 0.69").

Note that our ball casters are designed for small robots; they are not intended to bear more than a few pounds. With more weight than this, friction between the ball and the housing will probably keep it from rolling well.


   


Comparison of Pololu ball casters

Pololu ball caster
ball diameter
height with
no spacers
distance
between
screw holes
weight with
no spacers
or screws
0.40" 0.53" 0.03 oz
0.40" 0.53" 0.14 oz
0.53" 0.58" 0.07 oz
0.53" 0.58" 0.32 oz
0.91" 0.24" 0.25 oz
0.83" 0.61" 1.05 oz
1" plastic-ball
1.10" 0.70" 0.36 oz

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