What's the tallest robot made in vex?

  1. 9 months ago

    321A

    25 Aug 2017 Skokie, Illinois 321A
    Edited 9 months ago by 321A

    Curious to see what the tallest working robot made in vex is as Karthik really emphasized the no-height limit for the robot at the reveal of In the Zone.

  2. Rick TYler

    25 Aug 2017 Teachers/Coaches, Event Partner, V5 Beta Moderator Redmond, Washington Founder of Exothermic Robotics
    Edited 9 months ago by Rick TYler

    I'm sure this won't even come close to the tallest, but the robot I'm messing around with these days extends up to about 56 inches. It's a competition-legal robot, but it won't ever compete (I'm a little old for VRC and I'm not enrolled in college...)

  3. 9065_Parker

    25 Aug 2017 Platte City Missouri 9065C

    the theoretical max height acomplishable in vex (solid c channel 18" cube) is 486 feet

  4. Robo_Eng_13

    25 Aug 2017 Indiana 1483

    @9065_parker the theoretical max height acomplishable in vex (solid c channel 18" cube) is 486 feet

    Linear slide should be able to pick up a little more.

  5. puzzler7

    25 Aug 2017 Peoria, Arizona 8452A

    I'd have to say it'd be a robot from Skyrise. The Skyrise towers themselves were 5 ft tall at the highest, and many robots would lift at least one 8 inch cube over the top, coming to a minimum height of 68". Off the top of my head, I'd say it was Disco's DR6B, but I'm not sure.

  6. jmm8398

    10 Sep 2017 Norwalk, Ohio 3264

    I wish I still had the video of our robot from skyrise. It was a 6.5 ft" scissor lift with a passive chain intake. It was a mess, but we didn't do too terribly with it. It was the tallest one that I saw, at least during skyrise.

  7. matterny

    14 Sep 2017 New York Former team 7323A

    Tallest documented vex robot I saw locally was this 68.5" skyrise robot from freezing code . Some of the thrower bots last year in star struck came close, but I have yet to see documentation about height for them.

  8. puzzler7

    14 Sep 2017 Peoria, Arizona 8452A

    @matterny Tallest documented vex robot I saw locally was this 68.5" skyrise robot from freezing code . Some of the thrower bots last year in star struck came close, but I have yet to see documentation about height for them.

    Any robot that could put a cube on a full Skyrise was at minimum 68".

  9. Jij

    14 Sep 2017 V5 Beta Tester Auckland, New Zealand AURA

    There were some pretty tall VEX U robots in Skyrise, largely due to the 24" size limit allowing the intakes to be a little taller than high school robots:

    I'm estimating Big Mac (AURA's 24") at about 84" tall to the top, but I could be wrong.

  10. @matterny how does that video have so little views? That is an amazing machine!

  11. 8 months ago

    @Molokai Robotics how does that video have so little views? That is an amazing machine!

    Agreed.

  12. Alumination Robotics

    17 Sep 2017 Boerne, Texas 26982E

    Come on guys, when has AURA ever failed to impress?

  13. Team80_Giraffes

    18 Sep 2017 Event Partner Downingtown, PA 80[A-Z]$|81[A-Z]$|90[A-Z]$|91[...

    Before Skyrise there was Gateway. I think it was 72" at the top.

    -image- 80N - Nightcrawler tall view

  14. kypyro

    18 Sep 2017 V5 Beta Tester Central Kentucky

    @Team80_Giraffes Before Skyrise there was Gateway. I think it was 72" at the top.

    -image- 80N - Nightcrawler tall view

    Is there any video of that beast in "unfold" mode? I'd like to see it go from cube to stretched behemoth.

  15. tabor473

    18 Sep 2017 V5 Beta Tester OYES, WPI

    @Team80_Giraffes Before Skyrise there was Gateway. I think it was 72" at the top.

    -image- 80N - Nightcrawler tall view

    I will be honest, I saw the reveal and was confused, saw it at worlds and was confused, and now I see it and am still confused.

  16. Bryan R

    18 Sep 2017 Hereford, Maryland, USA 929X

    @Team80_Giraffes Before Skyrise there was Gateway. I think it was 72" at the top.

    -image- 80N - Nightcrawler tall view

    Are the bars made out of 1x bars and standoffs?

  17. Joseph | 621A

    18 Sep 2017 Franklin, Indiana 621 A

    @kypyro Is there any video of that beast in "unfold" mode? I'd like to see it go from cube to stretched behemoth.

    I found this.

  18. kypyro

    18 Sep 2017 V5 Beta Tester Central Kentucky

    @Joseph W(182 C) I found this.

    Thank you. My google fu was weak.

 

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