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Old 05-11-2012, 12:25 PM
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Re: Compact Shifter for Mecanum Drive

Originally Posted by Ryantech View Post
In order to make the sprocket slide better, I'm thinking that it would be best to sand the axle just a slight amount. Adding some lubricant could also help significantly, I'll go ahead and test that later today.
Yes I think that would help greatly.

In order to make shifting smoother, I would do these things:
1) Sand down the edges of the gear teeth.
2) Match the output gear speed to the input gear speed (using encoders).
3) Make sure there is enough space for the input to fully disengage from the output so matching the speeds is actually possible.
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