Expansion design

Is there any way to make my expansion move farther and faster?

An alternative design that favors distance and speed?

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Do you have any extra motors to use for your robot? A team in my organization designed a release mechanism that used a motor to make a piston release system, it used rubber bands to launch. It takes about half a second to release.

We used two catapults that launch nuts with string attached, which are deployed via motor. Expansion - YouTube

If you have pneumatics, this is the best design. We used it and so did all of the high-level teams in the VA state champs. great coverage, I highly recommend.

Our team made an expansion that didn’t use any pneumatics: