Reverse stacking is when you build your stack by putting cubes on the bottom. I want to do this for tower takeover game but it requires the stack of cubes to not fall over. I came up with an idea to reverse stack and passively hold the cube stack.
It uses a sort of back-plate that can extend freely. The back-plate gets pushed by the cubes in the stack. By mounting the whole mechanism at an angle one side can be open and allow the robot to deposit the cube stack quickly and easily.
Here is an animation to demonstrate the concept…
I am interested to hear your thoughts and ideas about this concept and how to improve it.