How to attach a custom claw to a scissor lift

  1. 11 months ago


    11 Oct 2017 Long Beach, California 999999X

    Help... We don't know how to attach it...

  2. Dokkaebi

    12 Oct 2017 Deal with it I like chocolate

    YouTube Skyrise reveals and look for ones with scissor lifts in the thumbnails. You basically have to fix the bottom to a chassis, and then add a linear slide to the top and bottom. Also just a note, a 2 motor Starstruck claw is WAY overkill. You really should consider a lighter, smaller, one-motor redesign. Good luck!

  3. DylanTheTactician

    12 Oct 2017 Hesston, KS 7862Z

    same main idea as Mira, but gonna elaborate a little more on claws
    First, agreed you don't need a starstruck claw unless you're wanting to crush the cones
    Second, if you're looking at a top-down claw, look at ALBA OSIZR, probably the best top-down claw this season. If you're looking at a side claw, look at 21S's (or basically any of the cali teams that have competed with positive results) robot from a while ago, they had a great side claw. Lastly, if you're looking at passive claws, keep innovating. I've seen some phenomenal, unmatched passive intakes already being implemented into some very solid robots, and personally I believe they're going to be what most people have by the end of mid-season.
    Keep at it though, you're making progress.

  4. Xenon

    12 Oct 2017 long beach 99999V

    @HMSRoboticsStudent Help... We don't know how to attach it...

    yeah max, you kinda want to have a smallier claw. but if you HAVE to use that one, I would attach it to the highest X intersection, using a very long screw.

  5. Team80_Giraffes

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

    Generally a bar from the top front X point that does not move horizontally acts as a platform for you to attach your claws and manipulators. In order to keep this parallel to the floor, you generally do want sliders on the top to keep a nice level base up there.

    Once you see this in action, that long arm of yours may want to be trimmed down a bit. It will interfere with the scissor X otherwise. Make it as wide as 18" open and you can probably start that way

    Doing this does put a bit of weight on the front side of the robot though. It may or may not be troublesome.


or Sign Up to reply!