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  • Advaith Nair

My Six Wheel Drive

Just as a fun project, I decided to self-teach myself Actobotics by assembling and programming a fully Actobotics Six Wheel Drive with an unconventional chain wrap. This drive was meant to be extremely fast with a 13.3:1 output, using a NeveRest 20 with a 1:1.5 speed ratio sprocket. I predict that the next challenge will have a terrain element to it, so I tested this to ensure that the chains don't fall out when running over regular terrain such as dirt and grass. When going over bumpy obstacles, this drive train handled it properly. I plan to have this be our practice robot for the summer, where we assemble parts for us to teach the rookies how to build and explore new build concepts such as the foam wheel intake.

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