So something that I’ve noticed is that almost all major design groups rely on chain intakes, the thing is there’s no good way to keep this chain redundant. For example, last year you could run chain links at two points on an axil for redundancy in case one were to break during a match.
With the release of actual tower takeover matches through streams or highlight videos, I see that people are having their chain intake break during a match, rendering their robot completely useless for the rest of the match.
With that noted, I’d like to see if the community knows of any good ways to keep chain together or of any situations you could keep yourself out of which will keep your chain from breaking.
Another thing to note is that VEXPRO uses chain that quite literally locks rather than the flimsy snap chain that we use in VRC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYrPWakCv88. I wonder if there’s a way this could be adapted into VRC, doubtfull but I’d like to hear everyone’s opionions and insight on the topic.