>The teams I coach typically have not used gears. One thing to consider
>is many of the robot design judges don't like not using gears and the
>team will get "dinged" for not using a geared solution. Gearing will
>give you more power so that may be helpful in some situations.
>Go with what the team wants to do and what they feel works best.
>Remember, this is the team's project, not the parents/coaches.
>On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Lloyd O'Hara <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I can give you my personal perspective. Only use gears, if you need
>> If you need to gear up or down then it's worth it. If you don't
>> 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,
>> things that can go wrong, the better.
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