We’re trying to build a climber to bolt-on to our robot before the next competition. The students built one, but we knew we were going to be pushing the limits of the VersaPlanetary gearbox.
The first time we test it, everyone is standing around it in a circle, four people have their phones out recording video of the occasion. The operator presses the controller button. BANG! We hear the sound of a gear stripping inside the gearbox. The rest of the robot doesn’t move.
“Well… that was anticlimactic”, says I.
Our drive coach seizes on the moment. “Don’t you mean… anti-CLIMB-actic!”