Hi guys, my team is fairly new and we were wondering how to build and calculate VEX gear ratios. We know the basics such as driven gear divided by driving equals the gear ratio and a lower gear ratio=more speed.
However, we only know how to calculate that for non compound gearing (two gears directly touching each other). How would we calculate for compound gearing?
How does compound gearing make flywheels spin faster?
Just to clarify, normally lower gears means less speed and more torque. for example: the first and lowest gear in a car is the slowest and strongest. the higher the gear goes, the faster the output (wheels) of the car. gearing can be a hard concept to grasp, but after a year or two, it will become second nature.