Just wanted to preface this by saying I am a complete noob when it comes to engineering and HATE asking others for help with homework. However, I desperately need help in my engineering class to maintain my high honor roll grades. I need to come up with a comprehensive design by Monday and have been procrastinating for the past week.
So the final of the class is to design a rover with four wheels that can drive through the obstacle course (It's basically a turn and a hill).
The requirements of the rover are:
Must "stand" on a cardboard platform
Use 2 motors
Have at least one worm gear
have a mechanical advantage between 72-120 using LEGO gears
must have "vertical" axles meaning the axles go from the front right wheel to the back right wheel and the same for the left.
Must be less than 9in by 9in including wheels
Can only utilize worm gear, 8 tooth gear, 16 tooth gear, and 24 tooth gear although using a differential or whatever it is called is also ok.
have wooden structural pieces that strengthen the chassis
The motor cannot be glued down
Must be able to turn while "stationary" by having wheels on one side go in reverse and the wheels on the other going forward.
Thanks for the help everyone! I'm sure you guys think this is really basic but engineering really is not my forte.