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JVN’s Mechanical Design Calculator 2016
Spreadsheet which helps with the design of robot mechanisms & drivetrains which use DC motors.
This is the “JVN Gearing Spreadsheet” which can be used to help design robot mechanisms & drivetrains which use DC motors.
Refer to motors.vex.com for motor testing data.
This new version published for 2016 includes some small improvements.
Incorporates the “tested” motor values from motors.vex.com
Includes drop-downs to select motors directly from gearing sheets (or you can still enter your own numbers).
Includes sheets for design of drivetrains using VEXpro and WCP gearboxes (with drop-down selection of gearing options)
Includes a sheet for articulated drives (Butterfly, Octocanum, etc) with different wheel types, and varied gearing between wheels.
Some sheets have been simplified for inexperienced users.
Sheets have been tweaked to make it easier to have “multiple iterations” on the same worksheet.
Everything is iterative. Email me if you have questions or find issues!