My team and I recently designed and entered a system of ring gears and carrier pieces to greatly expand the functionality of the current gear pieces that we have in the VRC part library. These pieces allow for the construction of many new interesting gear ratios that could be used in many new and fascinating ways by builders and designers. We designed 6 new pieces, the first 3 being ring gears with:
- 60 outer teeth, 36 inner teeth
- 84 outer teeth, 60 inner teeth
- 108 outer teeth, 84 inner teeth
In addition to these parts, we also designed 3 carrier gears. The carrier gears are a redesign of the non-high strength 36, 60, and 84 tooth gears, exactly 0.25" thick with support for high strength axles.
Any support is highly appreciated, so please go check it out!