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Gears and Gear Ratios


Entry ID #: 2930
Created: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 11:11 PM

Our team created a video about the application of gear ratios in robotics and how to calculate them. This VEX season, we noticed that although most people know how to use gear ratios they often struggle to explain them mathematically, so we wanted to create this video to help others gain a better understanding of exactly how gears work to change a system's mechanical advantage.


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   redjmartin on 02/09/2017

Describes the concept very well, and ties the math to the concept. Could have explained the effect of torque and speed more clearly in the beginning.