Thanks for releasing the CAD, it’s amazing!
I was checking out your can grabber gearbo and saw you had a 12:42 reduction from the cim to a 2.5" wheel that drives the mechanism. Why did you opt for such a high reduction?
EDIT: Did you figure out the strength of the tape measure spring?
We haven’t figured anything out about spring force, but I just a did the numbers quickly and at full speed I think that’s ~18.7 fps. I don’t think we will actually be able to use it at that speed. We’ll probably have to slow the motor down more. Plus we have to pull the RC some what with that motor so we need the torque. Again as we stated none of this works (yet). We happen to have a bunch of the 42t pulleys so we figured we’d use them. The 12t is 3D printed. Hopefully we will be testing it this weekend.
Ok. I put the numbers in JVN calc and it spat out 16.5fps free, 11.7fps loaded, but it loads at 37 amps at 8lb force. I guess it really depends on the load, as some measures will fall under their own weight even.