@JFan Hi, I’m new to the forum but have a few important questions. My team and I have almost figured out the two ball catapult, except for the ratchet. We have to change the motors to high strengths and build the rachet. If you could list the parts or maybe post some pics of the gear train at a different angle it would be greatly appreciated. Best of luck!
basically, the purpose of ratchet is just to stop the gear from turning back.
There are many ways of doing that. My teams had even used just a simple piece of metal (angled at the correct direction) to just stop the gear from turning back.
The pic attached above is the best close up shot that we have.