Mini Reveal- Single Motor Feeder and Indexer

  1. last week
    Edited last week by Anomaly

    One of the main disadvantages of flywheels is that they require an independent indexer. So, I developed this system to feed and index with the same motor.

    It's a pretty complicated system, but it saves me a motor and it's worked really well over the past few weeks. The only real disadvantage is that it can't spin backwards to flip caps or spit out balls. I spit out extra balls just by shooting them out of the flywheel (not aimed at a flag) and I flip caps with a different subsystem, but it's an important drawback to build around.

    Feel free to ask any questions about it below.

  2. JuiceBox

    Jan 6 Ohio 6741E

    This is really cool!

  3. The Electrobotz

    Jan 6 Virginia 20181X

    Just watched it. This is amazing. Have you had any issues with chain snapping or other minor issues like that?

  4. @The Electrobotz Just watched it. This is amazing. Have you had any issues with chain snapping or other minor issues like that?

    Nope, there's not enough force on the chain to run that risk. And thanks!

  5. Not12G

    Jan 6 Virginia !12G
    Edited last week by Not12G

    The only real disadvantage is that it can't spin backwards to flip caps or spit out balls

    We have a system that works as an indexer but also can flip the ground caps :)

    We plan on revealing it just a little later in the season.

    The design is really cool! High quality engineering right there.

  6. @Not12G We have a system that works as an indexer but also can flip the ground caps :)

    We plan on revealing it just a little later in the season.

    The design is really cool! High quality engineering right there.

    Thanks! Can't wait to see your mech!

  7. Baguette123

    Jan 6 Earth 2775J

    Very cool! While it can't flip ground caps, it does free up a motor to do that and some more.

 

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