Cap flipping simulation

It may be interesting to note that caps will not stay in a tilted position, as many believed they would.

I’m interested to see if this holds true on the foam surface of a field

The tilted caps are on balls anyway, that probably makes them easier to tilt when you set up the field.

We 3D printed a cap and made it the same weight and it is relatively easy to flip a cap, but not easy enough to do so without a designed mechanism to do it. For example, a push-bot could not do it, but a VEX claw-bot could.

Do your 3D printed ones stay in a tilted position?

Yes, but we haven’t flipped them with force like in the original video. I will definitely try to flip them up and see how they land on Monday

I’m picking up Solidworks these days. What simulation is that?