Throw the ball and hit it with a pad

  1. 5 weeks ago

    nakaichitwood

    Dec 13 Franklin County High School Br...

    Can you throw the ball in the air and hit it with a metal pad of some sort? If this is against the rules, please get back to me as soon as possible.

  2. Edited 5 weeks ago by Got a Screw Loose

    Yes. This is legal.
    EDIT to add additional information:
    The rule is that only the ball itself can contact the high flags. As long as the "metal pad" stays within your 18" height limit, and attached to your robot, you'll be fine.

    Also, the description of the hypothetical mechanism is a little vague. If you want a more concrete answer, please elaborate. Sketches are always nice, but not necessary.

  3. Royal_Freedom

    Dec 13 Washington State 3249Z -- O.O.F.

    If you manage to make that work, please post pics.
    That would be impressive.

  4. @Royal_Freedom If you manage to make that work, please post pics.
    That would be impressive.

    I think they're just talking about a puncher that is timed with a launched ball. It would be pretty cool, though.

  5. nakaichitwood

    Dec 14 Franklin County High School Br...

    Thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback. I was going to time the ball with a puncher and hit it.

  6. @nakaichitwood Thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback. I was going to time the ball with a puncher and hit it.

    But isn't that a lot harder than just doing it the normal way? With the loading chamber?

    Having a little trouble imagining how this would be better than a traditional puncher design.

  7. Xenon

    Dec 14 Long Beach, California 99999V

    lol this would be cool, but sadly quite impractical.

  8. Nicholas Xavier

    Dec 14 X-Mansion (1407 Graymalkin Lan...

    @Xenon lol this would be cool, but sadly quite impractical.

    “Never tell me the odds” - Han Solo

 

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