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Well that’s one heck of a reduction (in a fairly lightweight package too). But why the (what appears to be) 1:1 gearing on the last stage? Also, you should render that thing in Inventor Studio if you have it. It will look nice.

Also, nice job filleting all your corners. However, your machinist won’t be thrilled with that really pointy triangle. What do you need to get in there, like an 1/8" or 3/16" tool?

hmm…how to turn your CIM into a Taigene 101? looks nice.

thank you very much for pointing that out i must have missded it

…That’s a lot of reduction. I also like the lightening method. However, as Sanddrag mentioned, you may want to make your corner filets a little larger, just to be friendly to the machinist.

I really like how well you’ve done the “spokes” out from the bearing locations. It looks just great. :slight_smile:

Are you sure those spokes can take the torque of the final output, I’m no ME, but they look a little small to me. The big gears look about the same size throughout the gearbox, as do the little ones. So, lets say the little one looks about 12-15 tooth and the big ones look about 60. There look to be about 5 reductions, so I’m thinking a final output of 1.7-5.2 rpms. So, either turning swerve modules (seems a bit excessive) or some sort of arm? I might be a bit off on the tooth counts (hopefully not too far) but whatever the exact number is, that is one heck of a reduction.

Judging by Luke’s calc of final output RPM which sounds about right…im guessing a telescoping arm mechanism or other arm mechanism…looks very cool tho

Lukevanoort you were close the large gear is 70 teeth and the small gear is 12 teeth the final out put is 2.2 RPM :smiley:

you got it it is for a telescoping arm designed by a 8th grader :ahh:

I agree with the torque concerns…

But how can you test something like that…the only thing I know of is COSMOS and that is only for solidworks.

I really like the wight reduction designs though and if there are no torque problems that is an amazing gearbox.

Where are you counting a fifth reduction I count four… I had someone else look and they also only see four.

There is stress testing in Inventor 11 and I believe in 10 also, but you’ve got to know how to use it. Testing for loads is the easy part. Predicting them is not.

Why not spare your machinist a tremendous amount of trouble and cut all those holes yourself with a hand drill? :cool:

Round holes will be faster to cut and stronger to boot. True, you will probably want your machinist to machine down the gears since they require balance; but the frame?


What do you plan on doing with your telescoping arm anyways? Any cool off-season projects a-brewing?

Nice work.

no it is just to have if next year we need it

Are you joking? It would take way more effort to hand drill a bunch of round holes than to throw the drawing in a CAM program and throw a plate in a CNC. I like it hoe it is and it the plates appear to be sufficiently strong (might be worried about the later stage gears though).

Thanks to ASRC Aerospace we can get this cut out on the wire edm that they have, either that or the water jet… The machining ability that we have gained is amazing! I have looked over some of the stress factors and I think it should work because it is ¼” thick plate for the sidewalls. I would like to commend Jeffery on his skills considering he is only in 8th grade but has mastered inventor and has the ability to think in a mechanical nature will be a great asset to the team.

I’d be more concerned about the strength of the gear teeth, especially in the later stages…if you take a CIM down to 2.2 rpm…you’re going to be multiplying the max torque you can exert (it’ll be around 90-100 oz-in when you trip the 40 A breaker) and if your free rpm is 2.2 rpm…then your gear ratio is somewhere around 2400…

240000 oz-in is a LOT of torque. be absolutely sure your gears can take it…you may have to step up the pitch a bit

but i totally agree…that amount of engineering proficiency and gumption in an 8th grader has the potential to be amazing…i look forward to future work.

An 8th grader designed this?!?! I’m floored. This is cool on so many different levels. Jeffrey, your design skills are phenomenal for someone your age. Secondly, it’s great to see FIRST inspiring someone so young to tackle such big challenges in their spare time. This is what it’s all about. Kudos.

wait…8th grader…thats amazing :ahh: :ahh: :ahh: :yikes: wow thats really food, i was thinking you were a veteran senior…Your team is really lucky to have you :slight_smile:

Keep up the good work