315X Paradigm presents our first robot for VEX In the Zone:
6 motor HS 4-inch drive
2 motor HS 1:7 DR4B
2 motor torque 1:5 mobile goal four-bar
1 motor torque 1:1 claw
1 motor torque 1:3 cone four-bar
@NinjaApple02 Amazing robot, the mobile goal four-bar is really neat.
How did you get the claw to flip out? Is it just the momentum of the four bar going up?
The cone's weight (pulling outwards) and the movement of the four bar combine to release the claw.
@noahiszipin How do you guys have your joystick set up for driver control to make it drive so smoothly?
The main and partner joystick both have arm control on 7U and 7D, lift control on 8U and 8D, mogo lift control on 6U and 6D, and claw control on 5U and 5D. However, the main driver usually controls the drive, claw, and mogo lift, while the partner controls the arm and DR4B.
@ukendar_v Amazing bot - really impressed by that mogo intake! How did you come up with that kind of design?
Thanks! Our entire robot, except for the drivetrain, was built around the mogo intake. Originally, our goal for the mobile goal lift was to be able to get 10 cones into the 20 point zone. We started by building chain bar mogo lifts since they took up less front-back space, but after days of experimenting, we were not satisfied with the results. We then decided to try a four-bar since they not only had slightly more stability, but also allowed us to put a motor on the front wheels since it took up less space. It was a huge pain to work with at first, but after a few days of trying different bar lengths and linkages, we reached our goal. After tweaking it even more, we were able to consistently dump 15 cones into the 20 point zone.