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VEX Ball Bearings


Entry ID #: 1415
Created: Sun, Jan 11, 2015 7:22 PM

Anyone that is in VRC knows that reducing friction is the key to a competitive robot. When we are at competition we see lifts stained gray around the axles from graphite and robots with complex gearing always tripping breakers because of this evil part of physics; although there is hope! With the power of ball bearings the little bit of extra weight will dramatically combat this well known terror! With the help of Inventor we redesigned the 500 year old design to support a square hole that way vex axles will hold like magic!


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   robbin847 on 01/14/2015

LOVE IT. This year i have bent about 10-20 axles just becuase of friction so if this became a reality then friction would go down and lifts would be smoother.