Gearing: Tug of War
This week was more about mechanics than robotics. We investigated gearing and the effect this has on a robot’s speed and torque. Then we had a number of tasks to see which robot was the strongest. These include driving up an incline carrying extra weight and also a tug of war. We also investigated the importance of traction when trying to apply the extra torque through the wheels to the ground.
With enough torque and friction we managed to do this.