Paper: JVN's Mechanical Design Calculator 2016

#41

Still hoping for this!!

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#42

You can make your own NEO motor in the calculator. :wink:

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#43

Just go to the Data tab and enter in the stats for any motor you want, and they will populate in the drop down cells for each tab you use.

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#44

Does anyone have a google sheets version of the calculator available? My school issued laptop doesn’t currently have Office on it :frowning:

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#45

i got you.

edit: shared it with you on your gmail…

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#46

Alternatively, the calculator made by Aren Hill and Dillon Carey is native to google sheets and its pretty useful too. FRC Mechanical Design Calculator (By Dillon Carey and Aren Hill)

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#47

You can just download it and then upload it to your Google Drive. No need to have Office locally.

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#48

Hadn’t tried it yet but wanted to ensure it doesn’t lose any functionality.

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#49

If you’re having trouble figuring out the download links (stats show most people don’t use the date-codes to figure out what the LATEST version actually is)…

I’m planning to keep the links at https://johnvneun.com/calc updated.
I just fixed them to reflect the changes to Chief Delphi.

I have plenty of updates to the sheet halfway done, but my 2018 “got away from me” due to some job changes. My ambitions keep seeming to over-reach my capability. (maybe this is a good opportunity for me to remind myself to “build within my limits.”)

-JVN

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JVN-Design Calc Question
#50

JVN’s calculator works fine after import in my experience. Some of the image/text formatting goes weird is all, don’t let that scare you.

The iterative-calculators for sprint distance that Ari and Alpard have built in Excel (at separate times) do not work in Google Docs. Fortunately, Aren & Dillon’s calculator is native to Docs and does :slight_smile: Follow SPang’s link above.

Aren & Dillon’s calculator goes into significantly more depth, so I find JVN’s easier to teach with more inexperienced students - basically, JVN makes a larger number of invisible assumptions, on things that don’t matter to >95% of teams, so we can move faster to answer questions like “what gears do I need to use 6” wheels to move 14fps" instead of getting side tracked on exact DC wire sizes and run lengths.

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