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Bevel Gear Adapter


Entry ID #: 8472
Created: Sun, Dec 6, 2020 12:35 PM

In Vex Robotics Competition Motors are very powerful for the new V5 System but they are very limited. Middle school and High School can only use 8 in a robot. It’s very difficult to do different types of systems with very limited amount of motors. These new V5 motors are big and for the limited space that we have, it is difficult to make some components. That’s why we created our own Bevel Gear Adapters, and they are gears where the axes of the two shafts intersect and the tooth-bearing faces of the gears themselves are conically shaped. The reason that we call them Bevel Gear adapters is that we didn’t want to make the entire Bevel gear in 3d printed part for this reason we wanted a strong shaft holder so we decided to have the original gears into the 3d printed Bevel Gears Adapter for more strength and it won’t break. 

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Bevel Gear Adapter Presentation

3d printed Bevel Gear adapter implemented to robot


   23mjscheaffer on 12/17/2020

You could make the sides of the beveled gears also have teeth so they could adapt to normal gears.

   ianbrueggeman on 12/07/2020

Couldn't you just use sprocket and chain on your robot instead of these bevel gears?