Cool, Illegal Designs

  1. 8 weeks ago

    This kind of falls under a "meme" umbrella, but I'd like to hear some of your designs that would be legal, if not for a couple of rules. Such as:
    9-ball catapult
    Jumping robots
    Etc.

    It doesn't have to be limited to Turning Point, either. Let's see what could have been!

  2. AlexM_4478X

    Nov 25 Monroe, CT 4478X

    You know, there are no rules eliminating a jumping robot... just not much you can do with them

  3. @AlexM_4478X You know, there are no rules eliminating a jumping robot... just not much you can do with them

    True, true. Just not really feasible. And arguably against the Common Sense rule.

  4. For ITZ you could stack up like 40 cones high in your robot (without a mogo), place it all on mobile goal, and then just hold the top cone at the end of the match. The top cone wouldn't count, but the other 39 would, and you *might* get the highest stack bonus with that :)

    And for NBN, you could put up a big wall in front of your opponent's goal to stop them from scoring.

  5. Mark Finley

    Nov 25 Las Vegas, Nevada 6891B - Kep's Boys

    @Got a Screw Loose True, true. Just not really feasible. And arguably against the Common Sense rule.

    My robot jumps so that it is level with the high flag and then shoots the ball at it. This is very smart because all of the balls velocity is aimed directly at the flag and the force is used in the most efficient way. It also never exceeds 18" in height.

  6. Robo_Eng_13

    Nov 25 Indiana 1483

    @Anomaly For ITZ you could stack up like 40 cones high in your robot (without a mogo), place it all on mobile goal, and then just hold the top cone at the end of the match. The top cone wouldn't count, but the other 39 would, and you *might* get the highest stack bonus with that :)

    And for NBN, you could put up a big wall in front of your opponent's goal to stop them from scoring.

    For ITZ the coolest thing for me would have been a robot that inserted cones at the bottom of the stack. Lift whatever was there, insert a cone, replace the above stack. It could stack arbitrarily tall without ever needing to expand.

  7. sazrocks

    Nov 25 Arizona 2114V
    Edited 8 weeks ago by sazrocks

    @Robo_Eng_13 For ITZ the coolest thing for me would have been a robot that inserted cones at the bottom of the stack. Lift whatever was there, insert a cone, replace the above stack. It could stack arbitrarily tall without ever needing to expand.

    Yeah something like the stackers in FRC Recycle Rush was what initially came to mind for ITZ before I saw the one cone limit.

  8. AlexM_4478X

    Nov 25 Monroe, CT 4478X

    @Anomaly And for NBN, you could put up a big wall in front of your opponent's goal to stop them from scoring.

    Way back in the day of Gateway, there was a robot with a boom arm that covered the center goal and uncovered it only to let their alliance score, but it was actually legal (and very cool). Vex has added a few rules that might prevent something like that now though

  9. sazrocks

    Nov 25 Arizona 2114V

    @AlexM_4478X Way back in the day of Gateway, there was a robot with a boom arm that covered the center goal and uncovered it only to let their alliance score, but it was actually legal (and very cool). Vex has added a few rules that might prevent something like that now though

    It was 2W, and it was awesome:

  10. AlexM_4478X

    Nov 25 Monroe, CT 4478X

    @sazrocks It was 2W, and it was awesome:

    You can say that again

  11. Bhargav S.

    Nov 26 Maryland 952C

    @AlexM_4478X It was 2W, and it was awesome.

  12. Baguette123

    Nov 26 Earth 2775J

    @Bhargav S. @AlexM_4478X It was 2W, and it was awesome.

    You can say that again

  13. 7 weeks ago

    littlebro5

    Nov 26 Redondo Beach 8054

    It was 2W, and it was awesome.

  14. Joey The Great

    Nov 26 Suspended Maryland 24k

    @Mark Finley My robot jumps so that it is level with the high flag and then shoots the ball at it. This is very smart because all of the balls velocity is aimed directly at the flag and the force is used in the most efficient way. It also never exceeds 18" in height.

    i cant't tell if this is a joke, please clarify and/or send video

  15. @Joey The Great i cant't tell if this is a joke, please clarify and/or send video

    Pretty sure this is a joke. But, you have just been offered the robotics equivalent of “pics or it didn’t happen.” :)

  16. B-Kinney

    Nov 26 Hollywood, FL 77321J - Mentor (Former)

    @Anomaly And for NBN, you could put up a big wall in front of your opponent's goal to stop them from scoring.

    Or you could make something to suck the balls out of your opponent's net (or plop the balls into your net). Or something like 185A in Starstruck.

  17. Royal_Freedom

    Nov 26 Washington State 3249Z -- O.O.F.

    all-aluminum (or standoffs) flying helicopter bot with lexan wings and a 6-motor turbo rotor drive. 1 motor intake (for caps AND balls, of course), 1 motor double puncher

  18. B-Kinney

    Nov 26 Hollywood, FL 77321J - Mentor (Former)

    @Robo_Eng_13 For ITZ the coolest thing for me would have been a robot that inserted cones at the bottom of the stack. Lift whatever was there, insert a cone, replace the above stack. It could stack arbitrarily tall without ever needing to expand.

    My team thought of that, too.

    And for Skyrise, a robot that could stack Skyrises on top of each other the same way, instead of having to turn back and forth to put them one-by-one in the base attached to the field.

  19. Joey The Great

    Nov 26 Suspended Maryland 24k

    There was a vex U bot for nothing but net that was literally just a fan that blew enemy balls off-course (this was legal too!)

  20. Vyx

    Nov 26 Florida 82987A

    @Joey The Great There was a vex U bot for nothing but net that was literally just a fan that blew enemy balls off-course (this was legal too!)

    how effective was it?

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