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FRC1189 2009 Shooter Gearbox Development
This paper details the development process of a gearbox for the Gearheads 2009 robot in dirty iterative detail. It also serves as a mechanism to capture team intellectual property.
This whitepaper is intended to follow the development of the custom shooter gearboxes that were used on the 2009 Lunacy robot. It also includes background on the shooter, COTS options that were explored, why custom gearboxes were used, and the process used in developing the custom gearbox. Additional learning related to the Fisher-Price gearbox that can be applied to future projects is also included. This paper is not intended to address basic manufacturing items such as measuring and hole making process nor is it intended to explore the overall design decisions of the 2009 robot.
2009_Shooter_Gearbox_Development.pdf (1.28 MB)