We need a new mobile cone life idea. Our gears keep striping and it continuously bends after we fix it. Does anyone have any good ideas? I kind of need them ASAP. Thanks!
@MayorMonty I assume that you are referring to mobile goals. Try a small four bar. We've found it to be quite effective
I agree. We have done this as well. Also, it looks like you are using a mobile goal support made of cut up metal. Why not just use a c-channel on either side of the mobile goal, they fit perfectly around the mobile goal flange. Also c-channels used in this way should not bend or break (unless you are doing something seriously wrong) It might look something like this:
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@Circuit_Breakers We are still working on the robot but here is a picture of it. (Ignore the fact that there is no lift or claw).
Generally, the configuration you guys are using is weak, because of the large cantilever you are using on both sides. However, you could fix this with a small (15 holes ish) length of 4 bar, this would solve your cantilever issue as well as any bending you may have. This, accompanied by a 5 hole piece of c channel on both sides hold the goal rather well. This combined with the strength of chain (abysmal in this case) you end up with a recipe for success.