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Circular to Linear Task

Post by Jim_R » September 3rd, 2010, 1:20 pm

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Re: Circular to Linear Task

Post by Flavorflav » September 10th, 2010, 12:00 pm

I'm having a little trouble thinking of a linear motion that would be easy to incorporate. I wouldn't think rolling a ball down a ramp would count, but how about depressing a push-button switch? It's pretty small-scale, but it is linear. What do you think?

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Re: Circular to Linear Task

Post by Paradox21 » September 10th, 2010, 3:27 pm

I would say that fits the task.

I am wondering, since it says no gears can be used, does that mean you could not use a motor with any gear reduction?
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Re: Circular to Linear Task

Post by starpug » September 10th, 2010, 5:25 pm

Does a wheel (or a non toothed circle) count as a gear? I don't think so, but just making sure.
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Re: Circular to Linear Task

Post by Flavorflav » September 10th, 2010, 6:39 pm

For my two cents, I would say yes, gearmotors are out, and no, wheels are not gears.

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Re: Circular to Linear Task

Post by tmanneo » September 10th, 2010, 7:32 pm

^ Agreed

Do you think the object has to make a full rotation in order for it to be considered circular, or could it just be headed for a circular motion?
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Re: Circular to Linear Task

Post by Flavorflav » September 11th, 2010, 3:59 am

I wouldn't think it would need to make a revolution - any motion around a fixed point would count, IMO.

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Re: Circular to Linear Task

Post by Primate » September 18th, 2010, 8:23 am

How about a winch? It seems deceptively simple.
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Re: Circular to Linear Task

Post by bhsscioly » November 3rd, 2010, 12:31 pm

Does a water wheel with spokes that marbles are falling on count as a gear?

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Re: Circular to Linear Task

Post by Primate » November 3rd, 2010, 4:43 pm

bhsscioly wrote:Does a water wheel with spokes that marbles are falling on count as a gear?
If it doesn't mesh with anything else, I don't think it's technically a gear. Definitely submit a clarification, though, since it's pretty gray.
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