Team 846 Monkey Box #4: Shooter Flywheel Physics

Hello everyone,

Team 846 is proud to present our new Monkey Box video on shooter flywheel physics, specifically the physics behind calculating the momentum transfer that occurs in hooded shooters!

Andy (Co-President) on behalf of Joseph, Agastya, and Sam


Looks great! Have you tested your model for accuracy?

During 2020 competition season we did not have time to empirically find preset RPM values for the flywheel, so we ended up trying the momentum transfer equations. We found the theoretically optimal flywheel speed calculated from the distance to the target worked well enough for outer goal shots.

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