Ball Caster Plastic - 3/8"

This ball caster kit from Pololu includes a black ABS housing, a 3/8" diameter plastic ball, two spacers (1/16" and 1/8" thick), and two #2 screw sets.

The total height of this ball caster is 0.4" with no spacers. You can also adjust the height by adding the spacers.

The ball caster can be mounted to a chassis by the two screw sets included in the kit. The distance between the two screw holes is 0.53"

Ball Caster Plastic - 3/8" Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Robotics

This skill concerns mechanical and robotics knowledge. You may need to know how mechanical parts interact, how motors work, or how to use motor drivers and controllers.

1 Robotics

Skill Level: Noob - You will be required to put together a robotics kit. Necessary parts are included and steps will be easy to follow. You also might encounter basic robotics components like bearings, mounts, or other hardware and need a general idea of how it goes together.
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Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.

1 DIY

Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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Customer Comments

  • Any reason to use this one over the metal one besides weight?

    • I think besides the friction, comes the advantage of less noise, couldnt test it yet since it out of stock. (p.s. : I know that I am 3 years late =P).

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