An important fact about your robot is the speed of the drivetrain. Having said that, how do I calculate the speed of the drivetrain? Fortunately there is an easy to use calculator called the JVN Calculator. You can find this at JVN Mechanical Design Calculator You need either Excel or an open source spreadsheet program […]
Roller chain is usually used in robots that we build for the FIRST Robotics Competition. #35 roller chain is the standard chain pitch that we use on the FireBears. It is strong. It is also tolerant of minor misalignment issues. When designing with roller chain it helps to design for the specific center distance to […]
Here is a scan of a SolidWorks document that has 14 tips for designing robots using CAD. CAD – 14 Tips to Design Robots The same tips are available here as video files: http://www.solidworks.com/sw/education/vex-robot-design-kit.htm Enjoy!