My goal is to implement belts/pulleys; I have no prior experience. If I know the specification for my pulley wheel and the number of teeth it has, how do I calculate my desired timing belt length/appropriate distance from the pulley wheel?
Here’s a handy website our team uses: http://www.botlanta.org/converters/dale-calc/sprocket.html
WestCoast Products has some videos that explain how to design using belts: http://www.wcproducts.net/resources/
Are you using VexPro pulleys and belts? If so, you can utilize the WCP Belt Calculator.
This is the what I’ve used, it hasn’t failed me (albeit I’ve only used belts twice)
I’ll throw in a plug for my design spreadsheet, which has this functionality for both belts and chain. It also has a bunch of other useful tools for robot design.
The AMB Design Spreadsheet from @AriMB rocks btw.
Gives you a list of calculators to choose from on the first tab so you’re not overwhelmed by 30 sheets to sort through.
I wish CD had a sidebar or something for calculators and posters that was regularly maintained with stuff like this.
I use this: https://sdp-si.com/eStore/CenterDistanceDesigner