Does someone have a detailed guide on how I would be able to build a Differential.
I am trying to build a differential between 4 motors and a 6 bar lift but I can’t figure out how I would make one from the resources I have found. All the post I look at have only given me what a Differential is supposed to do but not an in depth look into how to build one.
If you are looking for a step-by-step guide, you most likely aren’t going to find one. The information from the posts you linked should be enough to guide you- they have renders that show how it works in detail.
If you are looking to use the power of 4 motors from drivetrain to assist lifting of the robot at the end of the game you will, probably, be better off using pneumatics to shift the power from drivetrain to some sort of a winch.
Differentials only made sense in the seasons when game rules had “motor penalty” and it would cost you two motors (out of 8) if you decided to add pneumatics to the robot.
But, if you like the challenge of mechanical complexity that will demand adhering to the strict best building practices just to limit your friction losses, and additional programming headaches for the sake of learning how to do it then, please, tell us more details about what you want to build.
I would do PTOs but my club does not have them. Maybe could get them if we get funding. I think just to make my brain hurt less il use a 4 motor drive train allowing for 2 motors for the lift and 2 motors for the other systems.
Doesn’t have whom? PTO isn’t a thing, it’s “Power Take-Off” concept. And you don’t need no pistons[*] to make this work. Ratchets, Rockers, or dedicating a small motor could turn the concept into reality: