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Differential Gearbox

During my fall 2017 semester at Rowan University, a team of 3 other mechanical engineering students and I designed and fabricated a differential gearbox satisfying the following constraints:

  • 2 input shafts, both of which will be run at 1000 rpm.
  • 1 output shaft that must output 500 rpm to a chain sprocket (2737T171 from McMaster Carr)
  • Input shafts must be ½” and 2.7” above the base of the gearset
  • Total cost of the machine should be below $60

The following video explains the design of our differential gearbox and shows the device in action: