Change Up Flywheel V1

Pros and Cons

  • Pros:

  • The flywheel unit uses two standard 200 rpm motor to launch the balls into the posts

  • The tray power unit has a 10:1 gear ratio which, with the hood, shoots the balls

  • High strength axle is used to make sure axle doesn't bend when motors suddenly stop  providing power

  • Power is evenly split between both sides of the flywheel

  • Grip mat is wrapped around the wheel to add more friction between the ball and the hood to launch it further.

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  • Cons:

  • The balls were shot at inconsistent lengths 

  • An extra motor is wasted since this action can be done with simply one motor.

  • The startup to reach max speed took a long time