Passive intake ideas

  1. 5 months ago

    steven1233f

    Dec 6 Crown Point, IN 1233F

    My team has been thinking about a rebuild, and we discussed the possibility of using a passive cone intake. Are there any existing videos of passive intakes anywhere? Thanks in advance.

  2. kypyro

    Dec 6 V5 Beta Tester Central Kentucky

    Yes, there are. Quite a few, actually.

  3. Easton

    Dec 6 GA, USA 1958A

    Search YouTube for "vex in the zone passive intake" or something similar

  4. Nemesis

    Dec 6 SFHS, Cumming, Georgia 1961

    There many, in fact, I do think that Antichamber has a few good ones.

    Personally, I would use Side Rollers (Not roller intake) to just slip into the cone and grad it. I have never built a passive intake, so I’m not too sure about using them.

  5. Ethan W.

    Dec 6 99402D

    I personally like the 6007x and 7700r passive intakes. I build one and it works really well.

  6. briancole

    Dec 6 Utah 4270C

    @Ethan W. I personally like the 6007x and 7700r passive intakes. I build one and it works really well.

    Do you have any tips? I'm going to try to build one as well.

  7. Jawdin_1233f

    Dec 7 Northern Indiana 1233F

    @steven1233f My team has been thinking about a rebuild, and we discussed the possibility of using a passive cone intake. Are there any existing videos of passive intakes anywhere? Thanks in advance.

    Check out 7700R, there's is passive, and according to the ELO website, they are first in the world right now in wins and such.

    ELO website:

    BTW we are on the same team ;)

  8. M8R

    Dec 7 Los Angeles, California 7700S/R
    Edited 5 months ago by M8R

    Passive intakes are generally hard to build. It took us a while to perfect ours. I would suggest an alternative design if you're not super familiar with polycarbonate bending.

    - 7700 member

  9. Jawdin_1233f

    Dec 7 Northern Indiana 1233F

    @M8R Passive intakes are generally hard to build. It took us a while to perfect ours. I would suggest an alternative design if you're not super familiar with polycarbonate bending.

    - 7700 member

    @M8R You must not realize the power of the internet, young one . . .

  10. Jobe

    Dec 7 Texas City, TX 590 A, B, G, M, V, 77590X, 740...

    @M8R Passive intakes are generally hard to build. It took us a while to perfect ours. I would suggest an alternative design if you're not super familiar with polycarbonate bending.

    - 7700 member

    You can make anything with enough zipties.

  11. NightsRosario

    Dec 7 Reisterstown/Catonsville, MD 3922A

    I think we are assuming a bit here in this thread. Passive != Using Polycarbonate. You can make a perfectly viable passive intake with metal if you are unfamiliar with Polycarbonate.

  12. Easton

    Dec 7 GA, USA 1958A

    @NightsRosario I think we are assuming a bit here in this thread. Passive != Using Polycarbonate. You can make a perfectly viable passive intake with metal if you are unfamiliar with Polycarbonate.

    Exactly. The simplest passive intake is a standoff that goes into the hole on top of the cone. This isn't the best one but it is passive and can work.

  13. Jawdin_1233f

    Dec 7 Northern Indiana 1233F

    @Easton Exactly. The simplest passive intake is a standoff that goes into the hole on top of the cone. This isn't the best one but it is passive and can work.

    We have until January to get this bot done. We were nust looking for the BEST passive intake we could make, so sadly a standoff won't work. Honestly, though, Lexam is probably the way its going to go. Anyonw have any tips about Lexam?

 

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