Cap intake and flipper


#1

#2

very interesting. Quick question though: Why have two rotating parts? I’m starting to think that it would just be a hassle, driving-wise, to have to line up the two rotating parts and just to capture the cap. Is there some hidden benefit that I am not seeing?


#3

if you simply have a fork style intake you have to line it up perfectly to pick a cap off the pole or if its too loose the cap will fall out when flipping


#4

This gives a major Star Wars X-Wing vibe to it. I will say that is very interesting and ingenuitive to be as efficient as possible on motors. Good job btw!


#5

Lol much agreed and thanks


#6

It is really ingenuitive, but uses two motors. With V5, this just wont be feasible.


#7

That’s cool. Nice idea.

As for the two-motors issue @Baguette123 brought up, I would think you could do this with one motor. But doing so might be more of a pain than it’s worth.


#8

I believe you could do this with a ratchet mechanism. One way would turn the whole mechanism and the other would turn the smaller arm. They go in a circle so they don’t ever have to go backwards. However, as you said, this might be too complicated for the benefits.


#9

“Ingenious”, not “ingenuitive.” You may now go back to your robot building.


#10

Intuitive + Ingenious = Ingenuitive.


#11

Yeah, that portmanteau occurred to me, but shouldn’t that be “ingentuitive?”


#12

You try saying that five times fast :stuck_out_tongue:


#13

Lol I only said it because Connor did


#14

Ingenuity is “the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful; inventiveness: a designer of great ingenuity. cleverness or skillfulness of conception or design: a device of great ingenuity. an ingenious contrivance or device.” So if something is ingenuitive, the Urban Dictionary describes it as Possessing or stemming from ingenuity. Strangely enough it’s not a dictionary word, and I was surprised that you guys caught that. Smaat-peeps…
Also, from that point of view it looked like it was powered by a single motor. Oops…


#15

Oh, well guess we weren’t that wrong.


#16

its powered by one motor 2 ratchets and a co axial


#17

To be honest, I don’t see the point of wasting a motor on flipping caps. It’s pretty easy to do without using a motor. Just take a look at the WPI1 Ri3D. Just use the lift…


#18

I think the purpose is to be extra efficient. This game is about controlling as much of the field as possible, so you need to be super fast. Many teams, including us, find having to flip a cap with your lift first a waste of time. It all comes down to efficiency.


#19

With the wpi robot if you are field playing you have to flip it before picking it up with this you can simply pick up any cap and if it’s not on your side then just flip it on your way to the pole and it’s way more efficient to flip a cap that is already on the pole than getting another that you may or may not have to flip to your side then descore the one already on and score it


#20

I agree it’s way more efficient to have a motorized cap flipper