1. 6 months ago

    antichamber

    15 May 2018 Suspended Denver CO 80111 80110H

    Let's say you want to intake balls, so you look to nbn robots to find inspiration. Almost all of them will use top-rollers! What's wrong with that? If you use top rollers on the front of your robot, you can't have a cap manipulator on the front of you robot because the top roller gets in the way! What do you do?
    Introducing, the ZIP-ROLLER! The zip roller is a brand new type of side roller that uses zip ties to intake balls, with more clearance then any other roller! The way this intake works is simple, zip ties are angled toward the ground, and they spin, moving balls with them! Here's a simple demo!

  2. Pick up balls on the back of the robot.

  3. Riptide

    15 May 2018 Canton, Michigan 21636A

    I don't see this becoming Meta anytime soon because rubber side rollers exist.

  4. Xenon

    15 May 2018 Long Beach, California 99999V

    @Riptide I don't see this becoming Meta anytime soon because rubber side rollers exist.

    yeah... the ziptie thing is cool, but rubber side rollers seem to be better...

  5. I like it. Good job Anti!

  6. Forrest Keller

    16 May 2018 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 76209X

    Doesn't this violate the rules? I am fairly sure that you can only use zip ties for tying chords together... am I wrong?

  7. Xenon

    16 May 2018 Long Beach, California 99999V

    @Forrest Keller Doesn't this violate the rules? I am fairly sure that you can only use zip ties for tying chords together... am I wrong?

    I am relatively certain zipties can be used for this. remember, people made claws with zipties for itz.

  8. callen

    16 May 2018 Braintree, MA, USA

    @Forrest Keller Doesn't this violate the rules? I am fairly sure that you can only use zip ties for tying chords together... am I wrong?

    That's when you get non-VEX type stuff for wire management. You can get all sorts of wire management stuff and be OK so long as it's used for wire management. But you can't use it for something else. For example, you can't use electrical tape on a claw to get the amount of friction you want, but you can use it to hold wires together. However, everything VEX sells that is intended for a robot is fair game. Note the "intended for a robot" bit. You cannot, for example, make a scoop using a piece of one of the orange pillows from Starstruck, though you could use such a piece to protect your wires.

  9. RougeScaless

    16 May 2018 Bangkok 2979A, 2979C, 2979E

    This looks like the thing attached to a Roomba. Lol

  10. I feel like this is a good Idea but your only allowed to pick up 2 balls at a time and the zip roller might accidentally take in like 5

  11. @RougeScaless This looks like the thing attached to a Roomba. Lol

    agreed

 

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