Lesson: Betzing - EHS - Robotics EV3 - Getting in Gear

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The goal of this lesson is to explore the use of gears to tradeoff between speed and power(torque) in a robot design. Students learn about gearing up, gearing down and calculating gear ratios. There is also an extended lesson on compound gear ratios for advanced students.

Student will be able to:

1. Explain the behavior of a two-gear gear train

2. Calculate the gear ratio of a two-gear gear train

3. Describe gearing-up and gearing-down in terms of speed and power

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