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Randy Greene <[log in to unmask]>
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Randy Greene <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:02:48 -0400
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I agree with Lloyd.  Con:  Extra complexity, more for the kids to learn,
more possibility of things to go wrong.  Pros:  Extra torque or extra speed
if needed.  My take:  I would only suggest gears to the students for an arm
motor if needed.

Randy Greene
Fairfield Court Eaglebots #1999

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Date:    Sun, 17 Oct 2010 19:12:47 -0400
From:    Lloyd O'Hara <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: GearsVsNoGears

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I can give you my personal perspective.  Only use gears, if you need =
gears.  If you need to gear up or down then it's worth it.  If you don't =
need to gear up or down, they become one more moving part that can go =
wrong and/or cause inconsistency.  I've always liked the idea of =
simplicity, the less things that can go wrong, the better.

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  From: Hemamalini Manapakkam=20
  To: [log in to unmask]
  Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2010 6:50 PM
  Subject: [VADCFLL-L] GearsVsNoGears

  Hi All,

  Can anyone give the pros and cons of using gears in their robo.

  Thanks in advance.


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