Problem #1 - 20t gears for the drive train
This is a good real world example of the types of problems an engineer needs to solve.
The drive train is powered two Vexpro WCP SS gearboxes (Option 4 - 54:20). They use 54t and 20t gears. The gears in ours have worn out from use and need to be replaced. We have purchased 54t gears, but 20t gears are out of stock until September.
What do we do? Please be prepared on June 4th to discuss specific options for how to solve this problem. If you suggest purchase from somewhere else, please have a link where they can be ordered. Based on the teams ideas, we will solve this problem together.
Until this problem is solved, both robots are in-operable. So you can understand a solution is needed.
Below is a link to the Vex web
3/8" Hex Bore, 20t gear, 14.5deg pressure angle, 20DP
Problem #2 - Robot redesign
One of our summer projects is going to be redesigning our robot for off season competitions. The drive train will remain, but everything above the drive train is eligible for modification/replacement.
Check out designs from other teams that were successful during the season, nothing wrong with adopting their designs to our robot.
Be prepared to discuss in detail your ideas.