How to best design an intake using one motor

This is a good idea if you don’t have a mechanism to throw strings or something to roll the rollers on the side of the field. You can also try and ratchet a flywheel motor to run the indexer and use your extra motor somewhere else.
You could also consider using pneumatics for the indexer.


well I will use a motor for indexer but one motor will bring it up 6 inches to the spot where they will be indexed to the flywheel ( 2 motor one wheel)

but my flywheel has such a fast gear ratio that I need two motors for the torque to operate the flywheel

So my ramp for the feed gonna be at least 50 degrees

I don’t have pnuematics ,because my school has low funding.

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if you don’t have Numatics you could possibly use a linear gear system it may be quite slow though

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I am gonna use a linear gear system but a feed will bring it up a short ramp into a holding area then I will use the linear slide to index into my flywheel.

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That means I’ll only have one motor left because I have a 4 motor drive train, 2motor flywheel , and 1 motor indexer.

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You’re scaring me what’s your rpm rn

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I have two motors hooked up to two 84 tooth gears and they both spin into a 36 tooth gear that is on the same axle as an 84 tooth gear that then spins into a 12 tooth gear. This thing has torque and a whole lotta RPM.

I forgot how to calculate but I think the whole system has at least 4000 rpm

I used an online calculator and it seems it has around 3200 rpm if you are using green motors.

IDK I just kinda built different mentally

What was the name of the calculator? Because I’m kinda special mentally and it would be very useful.

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Thanks I really needed something like that.

I have no Numatics. What can I do without Numatics?


i mentioned this in a pervious post in the thread it might not be that fast but you could change that

In addition to a linear gear system, you could also try a cam gear indexer


Numatics are the best.

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