I haven’t been working on Vex for roughly a month, so i decided to just modify my robot a bit. First of all i tried to slow down my claw rotator. The shaft in my motor is hooked on to a 12 tooth gear, but to be honest, it’s not that stable, falls out a lot. The 12 tooth gear is supposed to spin the 60 tooth gear, however, the 12 tooth gear just spins around the 60 tooth gear like a planet in orbit(a really fast orbit).
Any ideas why and how to stop this from happening? The 60 tooth gear isn’t really even rotating. My idea is that the drive shaft in the motor isn’t stable so it won’t keep the gear in place. I ran out of collars and my gorilla tape idea didn’t hold. Therefore, the 12 tooth just spins around the 60 tooth gear? Does this sound reasonable or does anyone else have another theory that i could possibly patch up?
And if you want to reply to this post but you agree with me, please say so. That way i’ll have support with my idea and fix that up.
Thanks for all your help,