1. 4 months ago

    Xenon

    Apr 28 long beach 99999V

    So, It’s about time someone started an idea thread, so, does anyone have any ideas for what we are going to see in this new game?

  2. Xenon

    Apr 29 long beach 99999V

    Personally, I think one of the hardest things will be grabbing the caps, as the way they can lay on the field varies a lot. We can’t have a design similar to a motor lift, since the cap isn’ Always resting on the core.

  3. 20rzaugg

    Apr 29 Syracuse, Utah 4270C

    I think specialization is key. With access to only 8 v5 motors (or 6 v5 motors and 2 pneumatic actuators), it will probably be very difficult to collect and shoot balls while still maintaining the capability of grabbing, lifting, and turning caps.

  4. Xenon

    Apr 29 long beach 99999V

    True. Although I don’t think I’ll have acces to v5 this year.

  5. The Electrobotz

    Apr 29 Virginia 20181X

    @20rzaugg I think specialization is key. With access to only 8 v5 motors (or 6 v5 motors and 2 pneumatic actuators), it will probably be very difficult to collect and shoot balls while still maintaining the capability of grabbing, lifting, and turning caps.

    While I understand where you're coming from, I think that the best teams will be those that can do everything very well, just like every other season. I think this because every type of object is evenly split. If you can't turn the caps, you are in as big of a loss as you would be if you couldn't control the flags.

  6. matterny

    Apr 29 New York Former team 7323A

    2 pneumatic actuators is limiting thinking. We are allowed infinite pneumatic actuators, but only 2 pneumatic reservoirs. Pneumatics might get more relevant in the coming years with transmissions and clutches in robots.

  7. I think if you go with a passive fork you are good for grabbing. Possibly attached to a scissor lift.

  8. briancole

    Apr 29 Utah 4270C

    @To_Bi_As Personally, I think one of the hardest things will be grabbing the caps, as the way they can lay on the field varies a lot. We can’t have a design similar to a motor lift, since the cap isn’ Always resting on the core.

    We're (probably) doing a rotating thing similar to a mg lift.

  9. Xenon

    Apr 29 long beach 99999V

    the ball launcher's gonna be a nice challenge for me, as I wasn't around for nbn this will be my first flywheel year.

  10. VermontOlympian

    Apr 29 New Hampshire, USA 241A

    If you look in the appendices on the vex website, the caps only weigh 335 grams, and the ball only weighs 55 grams

  11. VermontOlympian

    Apr 29 New Hampshire, USA 241A

    I really want to know what the balls are made out of, maybe a luncher...

  12. Xenon

    Apr 29 long beach 99999V

    @VermontOlympian If you look in the appendices on the vex website, the caps only weigh 335 grams, and the ball only weighs 55 grams

    yeah, they're quite light. the balls are hard plastic I believe. same material as the cones this year I think? about the size of a golf ball, maybe a bit bigger?

  13. VermontOlympian

    Apr 29 New Hampshire, USA 241A

    @To_Bi_As yeah, they're quite light. the balls are hard plastic I believe. same material as the cones this year I think? about the size of a golf ball, maybe a bit bigger?

    about twice the size of a golf ball, 3 inch diameter

  14. callen

    Apr 29 Braintree, MA, USA

    3" in diameter is just a little bigger than a baseball.

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  16. Aurgia

    Apr 29 Georgia 1961
    Edited 4 months ago by Aurgia

    How would you intake your balls? The conveyor system like in nbn might be too big.

  17. VermontOlympian

    Apr 29 New Hampshire, USA 241A

    @Aurgia How would you intake your balls? The conveyor system like in nbn might be too big.

    Maybe, maybe not. Or you could do a catapult

  18. Xenon

    Apr 29 long beach 99999V

    @VermontOlympian about twice the size of a golf ball, 3 inch diameter

    ah they look smaller in the video. thanks.

    @Aurgia How would you intake your balls? The conveyor system like in nbn might be too big.

    probably a spinning intake near the floor on the back that sort of vacuums it up might be good.

  19. AppleDavidJeans

    Apr 29 Collierville, Tennessee 3631A (Retired)

    If you're in VEX U (which the vast majority of us are not), since there's two robots to play with per team, one can be a ball launcher and the other can handle the caps. That would make things less complicated for us college kids.

    For those in High school:
    If I remember correctly from the livestreams, at Worlds, 62A had a robot that had its stacking mechanism on one side and was narrow, instead of a middle and bulky stacking mechanism like the majority of us did. Perhaps a team can do that and make room for a ball launcher with the extra space.

  20. Xenon

    Apr 29 long beach 99999V

    @AppleDavidJeans If you're in VEX U (which the vast majority of us are not), since there's two robots to play with per team, one can be a ball launcher and the other can handle the caps. That would make things less complicated for us college kids.

    For those in High school:
    If I remember correctly from the livestreams, at Worlds, 62A had a robot that had its stacking mechanism on one side and was narrow, instead of a middle and bulky stacking mechanism like the majority of us did. Perhaps a team can do that and make room for a ball launcher with the extra space.

    I think I'll try for a linear elevator on the front, and a ball intake on the back probably.

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