well, a lot of fixing and trying new things seem to be working, but my team realized, that we don’t have a good claw, we tried a few ideas like a forklift function, switching the basic claw on its side to grip the mobile goals. What’s a good basic, but strong claw? because my scrim is in a few days.
My team has a 3 wide c-channel that goes under the lip of mobile goals to grab it with a hook powered by a motor to actually grab the mobile goal (you can use pneumatics instead if you wish to). It works really well and its quite. Simple and easy to build. I’ll send a picture when I get the chance to take one.
ok thx for the advice, hope the pic will help my team!
Quick question. Will your claw be on a lift or just on the chassis? My team has two claws so I want to send a pic of what would be most helpful.
Does your team have access to pneumatics? I have a pretty basic clamp that can work for most robots but it works best with pneumatics (direct drive is possible, but the motor would occasionally overheat).
look, this is my first set of games, ever! so we are beginners, I really don’t know, because we only understand about trying to demolish our opponents. we know how to build, but haven’t gotten to advance stuff yet.
We changed it a bit from when the photos were taken, we added another “tooth” and moved them from the center to the outside of the 3-Wide Channel.
Normal claw from v4 (The green ones on the older clawbots), and just wrap a ton of rubber bands and grip pads on to it.
just so you guys know what im working with, I took this pic, Chromebook is tough to shoot a good pic
my friend was a nimrod to add the (you know what) on the front
Why the tank treads, and how are you going to attach the claw?
If you are using tank treads instead of wheels I wouldn’t suggest that
I’m getting flashbacks to my IQ years with the tank treads instead of wheels
I wouldn’t use tank treads if I were you, but if you absolutely insist, at least center them. All it takes is one little nudge and your treads will grab the chassis.