For the last 7 hours I have been writing this so here it is.
It really only has one flaw and that is that you can only do a gear increase or reduction ratio not a combination of the two. The only other thing is that the gears are split into three different ratios. Gears 1/2 Gears 3/4 Gears 5/6 So gear 2 doesn’t drive gear three and gear 4 doesn’t drive gear 5. What I mean is that gear 3 would spin on the axle of gear 2 and gear 5 would spin on the axle of gear 4. Sounds confusing but its pretty simple.
There are directions written on the program in a paragraph.
Vex would not let me upload a .exe file so I had to use mediafire, hope you don’t mind!
Yes, the number one gear would be the first gear attached to the motor also know as the “Drive Gear”. I will change it so that it reads “Drive Gear” instead of Gear 1 in the next release. The next release will be packed with new features which will be about a week from now.
Also did the program fit on your screen ok? I have been having problems with that because my laptop screen has a very high resolution and the program sometimes gets cut off when run at lower resolutions.
I have found an error in the program, when you do a speed reduction with gear 1/2 the rpm and torque is correct but when you use gear 3/4 and gear 5/6 the rpm and torque are not correct. For speed increase though everything works ok.