So we are a new VEX team and as we have gone along, we have run into a series of different problems. I’ve searched the forums thoroughly and some of my questions have been answered but many were not directly answered or there was not a topic on it already that I saw. That being said, I could really use some help getting some questions answered directly. Any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.
So my primary issue is my autonomous. I want to use a potentiometer to select three or four different programs. I looked this up and I found some good topics on it and I made my own but nothing happens. I think there is an error in it but I’m not sure. I would love to post my code but I’m not sure how so if someone could tell me how to, I would be glad to post my code for help. Also as a side note, I can’t seem to figure out autonomous programming for pneumatics. I looked through the forums but couldn’t find it because I did not have a way to open the files I was looking at. As another side note, I can lost this in the programming sticky. I just wanted to reduce the posts I did.
Another issue I have run in to is Vexnet disconnects. I will be driving with the three green lights on both the controller and micro controller.Then, the robot’s lights go off, break connection, and then reset to the blinking orange lights as if looking for signal. I then get a blinking red light on the VEXNet light on my controller. We tried pushing the key in better on the micro controller and have it secured but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. Has anyone found a solution to this?
Next, we have been considering a transmission for our lift. We have a lower torque gear ratio (1:5 I believe) for regular game play that works well. We really want to hang but with our current ratio, it is not strong enough. We are trying to cut weight and such on the base but we considered doing a transmission in our towers that would switch with pneumatics. Has anyone tried this? I have seen transmission drives but not lifts yet.
Finally, these things being coined magic intakes. I saw team 21’s release video (extremely impressive if you guys are reading this. You came to a tournament we (Orange Lutheran) hosted and I was really impressed with your robot) and was blown away by them. I’ve been trying to get something like them but was wondering if anyone had some tips. I know its a matter of luck and a bit of skill but if there are tips you could give, that would be awesome. If not, I understand too. It’s a cool design you probably don’t want many people having.
I think that is all the questions I have for now. However, more will most likely arise so… Ya. Like I said before though, we really appreciate any help you can give. We are really new so we have very basic questions and any help at all really goes a long way. We can try and return the favor and help others in any way we can as well.