View Full Version : Image Discuss: Team 25 modular gearbox and modified wheel assembly

02-01-2003, 01:26 AM

02-01-2003, 01:27 AM
that looks amazing

the only thing that concerns me is the plastic gears...we used brass last year and had massive problems. we had problems with some of the plastic gears.

are you sure they'll be able to stand up to the load of a pushing match on the ramp? (130 lbs. + incline + another 130 lbs. + incline + velocity of opposing bot = a lot of force)


Greg Needel
02-01-2003, 06:37 AM
that looks really good and it must be very well designed for it to be taken apart in 5 mins......good job

Wayne C.
02-01-2003, 06:58 AM
the gears will take whatever force you put on them. The gearing should allow very little pressure on any given gear and the motors used will take up a lot of any stress we encounter.

Right now we are sitting at about 100 lbs complete. If we need to we can return to the metal gears shown in this pic since we have the weight to spare. The job would take about 1/2 hr to switch them out.

We WILL come in at 130 lbs - just a lot of the weight will probably be filler weight.

Thanks for the compliment. I know you really cant see the "game plan" of what we are going to do yet but I'm getting tired of all these "teaser pix". No guessing how this works.

Ian W.
02-01-2003, 07:22 AM
actually, i'm thinking that you guys are going under the bar, only cause that robot looks low. also, you can see a bit of the inside, and it looked like it was simply a big box, maybe for placing components in, all below 14"? :)

i'm probably wrong, but hey, if i'm right, you're not the only one amazed :p.

Wayne C.
02-01-2003, 07:32 AM
actually we have a very low center of gravity so we can support that 25 ft arm everyone is saying we are building..... ;)


Mike Schroeder
02-10-2003, 07:02 PM
huh what arm?????????????? :confused: Oh yea Arm i forgot about that :yikes: