Ground Breaking new Gearbox

Hello everyone, Lately I’ve been thinking about some ways to improve your standard, boring, old FRC gearbox.
I wanted to make it Compact, Light Weight and Cheap. After years upon years of research and development i introduce to you… this thing…

Gear Ratio Reduction

21.43:1
(7t Gear to 150t Gear)

Purchase your gears here (Needs to be re-bored than hex broached)

Pros

  • Weight - By removing the unnecessary gears i reduced weight
  • Complexity - By removing the unnecessary gears i reduced the overall complexity
  • Cost - By removing the unnecessary gears i reduced the cost
  • Space - By removing the unnecessary gears i saved some space

Cons

  • There are no cons

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Thank you for wasting your time reading this post, Have a good one :wink:

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I… I mean… this? I have never seen anything so beautiful. Don’t publish CAD for this or big FRC companies might try to steal your design.

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I can’t believe you’ve done this

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I can’t believe you can’t believe
I thought you knew me :wink:

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Why did the old designs have so many gears?

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what

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Ignoring the fact that this a terrible idea, will definitely fail, and nobody should make it… why even kick over the Falcons here? a more traditional motor > plate > gears > plate > siderail setup fits… and should end up a bit lighter (and definitely better supported for the shafts).

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It’s the only motor we ever need now. Duh.

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I don’t know what you are talking about, this is clearly the unaltered future of FRC drivetrain gearboxes.

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Not only Drivetrains but also elevators, arms or any other mechanisms!

“Tradition is just peer pressure from alumni”
Joking aside i just wanted to make it as visible as possible :stuck_out_tongue:

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I see your plan and raise you another:

Turn down the output shafts of the falcons to 0.1", and put them in contact with the wheel. Add a tensioning (compressing?) system if you really need it.

Pros

  • Weight - By removing the all the gears i reduced weight
  • Complexity - By removing the all the gears i reduced the overall complexity
  • Cost - By removing the all the gears i reduced the cost
  • Space - By removing the all the gears i saved some space

Cons

  • You don’t get to use the Falcon 500 Powered by TalonFX Spline Powered by VexPro
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A direct improvement on a modern classic.

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That might actually work especially with a Colson.

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This is the best thing to happen to COVID CD. It’s a lot more fum than the other threads.

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Thanks! that is the hidden motive behind this thread :smiley:

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Reminds me of these God awful things.

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Add another con.
LED lights arent visible so you dont know whats up

(Speaking mostly for other mechanisms… or anything that somehow covers the lights)

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Serious question. Is this thing meant to be a joke or an actual gearbox with promise?

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