1. 7 months ago

    Team 5111A

    15 Nov 2017 Averill Park, NY 5111A

    Hypothetically, could you make a catapult that launched mobile goals? Could be used for a skills robot. Just curious if you're allowed to throw game pieces.

  2. Yes, but you could be dq'ed for damaging game pieces if the mobile gets damaged when landing.

  3. JpgeyCIgjQumPfrUmpb

    15 Nov 2017 Toronto (most of the time)

    That is a question for Jason, but it depends on if you throw like a girl.

  4. briancole

    15 Nov 2017 Utah 4270C

    We had a team at our school that threw mobile goals just using the momentum of their drive. We called it the MGBB- mobile goal throwing bowtie bot (DR4B's are sometimes referred to as bowtie lifts)

  5. Team 5111A

    15 Nov 2017 Averill Park, NY 5111A

    I'm talking about launching them from midfield into the 20 point zone.

  6. Randor4478

    15 Nov 2017 Monroe, Connecticut 4478X

    I would not recommend that

  7. Dokkaebi

    15 Nov 2017 Deal with it I like chocolate

    The question is not if you can, it is if you should.

  8. RoboTurtleLord

    15 Nov 2017 Somewhere in America 109Z

    While you could make a MOGO launcher, as soon as a MOGO leaves the field, it could be considered dangerous. While I am unsure of the exact consequences of being considered dangerous, the judges may DQ your team. And, if you accidentally throw out MOGOs repeatedly, it could be considered a violation of rule <SG8>.

    However, making a basic launcher to maybe propel a mogo from the 5 point to the 20 point zone isn't a bad idea.

  9. nenik

    15 Nov 2017 V5 Beta Tester

    @JpgeyCIgjQumPfrUmpb That is a question for Jason, but it depends on if you throw like a girl.

    I see what you did here. Is this now a meme?

  10. NightsRosario

    15 Nov 2017 Reisterstown/Catonsville, MD 3922A

    We've experimented with this a bit. We found that:
    1.) It's only really effective in skills
    2.) A faster drive is more effective than punching or catapulting the mogos

  11. As a referee that stands at the corners of the field, this sounds painful if you missed.

  12. Nathan004

    15 Nov 2017 OHIO 4810B

    Do it, that sounds awesome

  13. Yeah. It's seemingly a great idea and hopeful

  14. 4004Y Warriors

    15 Nov 2017 Apache, OK 4004Y

    this is the best question ive seen on the forum in a LOONG time. It's certainly the best post since the water game meme. :)

  15. JpgeyCIgjQumPfrUmpb

    16 Nov 2017 Toronto (most of the time)

    @nenik I see what you did here. Is this now a meme?

    I have been told that it has been screen shot and posted to descord or discort or something like that. I guess it is another forum or something.

  16. OscarMNOVA12

    16 Nov 2017 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Northern VA and Pittsburgh 12

    You could do it, there are a lot of ways it could go wrong and be a safety issue for teams and volunteers, but you could do it.

  17. 6 months ago

    sharil_maredia

    21 Nov 2017 League City, TX 2344A

    You can do it if you don't damage the field in anyway. If you make a mechanism that can actually throw mobile goals, I'm going to be shocked, because the Mobile Goals are REALLY heavy.

  18. AppleDavidJeans

    22 Nov 2017 Collierville, Tennessee 3631A (Retired)

    He can manipulate these mobile goals with the robot however he likes, but <S1> is paramount in this game. I would be very suspicious of a robot that is capable of throwing those mobile goals (which, given their shape and weight, is a real challenge to do).

  19. Evan56G

    24 Nov 2017 Cape Elizabeth, ME 56G

    I want to see that. If you can devise a bot that can throw mobile goals you'd better get the design award. That would be even better than the reverse 18 bar I also want to see at a competition.

  20. Easton

    24 Nov 2017 GA, USA 1958A

    @Team56G I want to see that. If you can devise a bot that can throw mobile goals you'd better get the design award. That would be even better than the reverse 18 bar I also want to see at a competition.

    *triple reverse 6 bar*
    But fr I want to make a quadruple reverse 4 bar, once this season is over.

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