My team and I need some assistance / recommendations on what gear ratio we should use on our ball accumulator / magazine to advance the power cells from our intake up to the shooter. Our team is a low budget team so we can not afford to purchase a bunch of pulleys and belts to test what would work. Maybe we are thinking wrong and we need to purchase versaplanatary gearboxes instead just to advance the power cells.
We will be using bag motors and sensors to have the power cells advance through “zones”. Plan is to use one bag motor per zone. Each zone had urethane belting turning on a shaft to advance the power cells from one zone towards another.