My teammate was wondering how to make a motor-less extender mechanism and if its even possible. I haven’t seen much explanation on YouTube so I figured the forums would know.
Seems easy enough. Make a mechanism that is able to extend to the desired zone by manual power. Add enough elastics so it can expand, but won’t during normal match play unless activated. Add an “extension” to the mechanism, so when it hits the expansion zone barrier, it can expand.
Oh wait, looks like there is a video on YouTube about this very mechanism: (1) Passive reaching mechanism - YouTube
Best of luck this season!