Robotics - Gears And Design

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Robotics - Gears And Design

In this quiz your understanding of the use of gears in Robotics is tested. What gear arrangement would you use to climb a steep incline? What would you use to win a race? How would the design of your Lego Mindstorms Robot differ in each case?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Type of wheel when designing a robot is irrelevant for the rear axle, however the front wheels should be lightweight.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    By looking at the gear arrangement of this robot you can tell that it is designed to...
    • A. 

      Go fast

    • B. 

      Pull a heavy weight

    • C. 

      Climb a steep incline

  • 3. 
    To get maximum power at low speed you need to have...
    • A. 

      A large gear on the motor and a small gear on the wheel axle

    • B. 

      A small gear on the wheel axle and a large gear on the motor

    • C. 

      A large gear on the wheel axle and a small gear on the motor

    • D. 

      The same size gears on both the motor and wheel axles

  • 4. 
    To achieve a higher speed you need to have...
    • A. 

      A large gear on the motor and a smaller gear on the wheel axle

    • B. 

      A small gear on the motor and a larger gear on the wheel axle

    • C. 

      A large gear on the motor and a large gear on the wheel axle

    • D. 

      A small gear on the motor and a small gear on the wheel axle

  • 5. 
    To stop a hill climbing robot from flipping when climbing a steep incline the following idea has the greatest chance of helping...
    • A. 

      Putting more weight on the back of the robot

    • B. 

      Making sure the robot is nice and lightweight

    • C. 

      Placing weight forward of centre

    • D. 

      Placing weight on the centre of the robot

  • 6. 
    It is important for which type of robot to be lightweight?
    • A. 

      Hillclimberbot

    • B. 

      Tug-Of-Warbot

    • C. 

      Sprintbot

  • 7. 
    In which kind of robot is weight of most advantage?
    • A. 

      Hillclimberbot

    • B. 

      Dragbot

    • C. 

      Tug-Of-Warbot

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