3050: Pretty decent cap manipulator

  1. 2 months ago

    Saahil Parikh

    Nov 19 V5 Beta Tester California 3050a
    Edited 2 months ago by Saahil Parikh

    You might be wondering why I flipped the cap like 4 times. It was legit just for the video.

  2. Pretty cool. I thought about that early season before deciding on flags. It would allow for a shorter (and faster) lift, which I think would be a pretty decent advantage.

  3. Jacob 8757

    Nov 19 Noot Sealand 8757C
    Edited 2 months ago by Jacob 8757

    We had an intake very much the same idea earlier in the season but we decided it was too bulky sticking out too far making it harder to navigate the field. If you find it fine for manuevering good for you. You should aim to try and get an alignet on that lift though to score faster.

  4. Saahil Parikh

    Nov 19 V5 Beta Tester California 3050a

    @Jacob 8757 We had an intake very much the same idea earlier in the season but we decided it was too bulky sticking out too far making it harder to navigate the field. If you find it fine for manuevering good for you. You should aim to try and get an alignet on that lift though to score faster.

    That bot was high-key made so I could practice playing defense. 8m drive and fast flipper made it basically unstoppable in a 1v1 against another caps bot.

    In terms of maneuverability, it was pretty amazing. The whole mechanism can, by design, fold in. Therefore, it only really adds like an inch to the front of the bot.

  5. 8 weeks ago

    briancole

    Nov 20 Utah 4270C

    When you say "pancake flipper" you really mean "waffle flipper", right?

  6. Xenon

    Nov 20 Long Beach, California 99999V

    @briancole When you say "pancake flipper" you really mean "waffle flipper", right?

    ah ah ah,
    waffle iron...

  7. robonxt

    Nov 20 In a room where there are bots...

    That's a really neat design! Was it just a spinner/roller like system to flip the caps?

  8. Saahil Parikh

    Nov 20 V5 Beta Tester California 3050a

    @briancole When you say "pancake flipper" you really mean "waffle flipper", right?

    lmao, how about Goliath?

    But in all honesty, IDC what it's called. Ik, that people will probably call it _______ flipper. Would be nice to get the team name in it but eh. Not gonna force it.

  9. Saahil Parikh

    Nov 20 V5 Beta Tester California 3050a

    @robonxt That's a really neat design! Was it just a spinner/roller like system to flip the caps?

    No, it's pretty barebones. Legit less that a pound. High-key if you want pics PM me.

  10. Saahil Parikh

    Nov 20 V5 Beta Tester California 3050a

    @Got a Screw Loose Pretty cool. I thought about that early season before deciding on flags. It would allow for a shorter (and faster) lift, which I think would be a pretty decent advantage.

    Thanks.
    Don't see how it affects lift size but ok.
    The cap is in the same position it would be in with a passive or any other active. Torque from the cap should be the same.

  11. High key best lift I've ever seen, whoever made it is a genius.

  12. @Saahil Parikh Thanks.
    Don't see how it affects lift size but ok.
    The cap is in the same position it would be in with a passive or any other active. Torque from the cap should be the same.

    It affects lift size because with a "wrist," you would have to go higher to flip a cap on a pole. With this, your manipulator stays lower and the cap itself moves.

  13. Saahil Parikh

    Nov 20 V5 Beta Tester California 3050a

    @johnsonandjohnson High key best lift I've ever seen, whoever made it is a genius.

    Lmao thx.

  14. Saahil Parikh

    Nov 20 V5 Beta Tester California 3050a

    @Got a Screw Loose It affects lift size because with a "wrist," you would have to go higher to flip a cap on a pole. With this, your manipulator stays lower and the cap itself moves.

    Ah, now I know what you're talking about. It's the extra 4 inches because of 1/2diameter - 1/2height.

    Agreed, it's pretty nice to stay lower.

 

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