So this morning I decided to do some physics reading on VEX mechanisms and found this old beauty of a VEX EDR learning curriculum: https://curriculum.vexrobotics.com/curriculum/mechanical-power-transmission/applying-gear-ratios-to-dc-motor-systems.html
So it seems that this curriculum uses DC motors instead of the speed, torque, and regular motors I use in my school robotics team.
The link I have provided leads to an article that explains how to calculate a nescessary Gear reduction for a mechanism that can lift a 30-newton object.
I know V5 and DC motors are vastly different, but out of curiosity, how do I calculate the nescessary gear reduction/ratio if I am lifting an object that is of a certain weight(in kg), without going beyond the motor’s limit?
Additionally, If the article states that the mechanism must lift a “30 newton” object, what are “newtons” and is this something that weight is measured in?
All help is appreciated, and also I haven’t learnt much physics yet in school. Thanks Y’all.