The 10 Best Robot Wheels
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether you're completing a school project, tinkering in your garage, or building an army for world domination, your robots are going to need a way to get around. These wheels provide that locomotive ability, in both standard and track form. We've selected basic options as well as kits that work with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more, at various price points, so everyone can get in on the fun. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best robot wheel on Amazon.
VexPro Omni-Directional The VexPro Omni-Directional are surprisingly affordable, given their quality, and come from a top name in robotics parts. They also offer high-quality Mecanum wheels, but no matter which you choose, you can expect fluid motion and top-notch stability. vexrobotics.com
May 10, 2019:
As you may have already noticed, robotics can be an expensive pursuit, but we've aimed for a blend of both affordable and higher priced wheels here. On the relatively less expensive side, we think the Tamiya Track Set, Colson Performa, and Pololu 60 Millimeter are all fine options that also all happen to come from well regarded companies. There's also the Tamiya Tracked Vehicle Chassis, but it requires assembly, as does the Xiaor Geek 4WD; this isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's important to note. More expensive, "fancier" options include the Unihobby 6-Inch and Pitsco Education Tetrix Max, which are Mecanum and omni-directional models, respectively. These types offer greater flexibility, as they can move laterally, and are quite eye-catching, to boot. Finally, we have decided to add the Eudax DIY Assortment for the true tinkerers. The durability is nothing to write home about, but it's budget-friendly and gives you plenty of parts to play with.