so i found this picture under random pics in the gallery and i can’t figure it out i can tell that the zip-tie brush sucks the balls in but what does the arm and the rotator thingy do? my best guess is that the whole front compartment is a basket but the gear ratio on the arm does not seem like it could lift that much weight.
i think you are on the right track to knowing how it works. i think that the arm seeks assistance from those rubberbands that you see. the gear that is connected to the rubberbands probably helps lift up that arm. it looks like this bot wouldn’t steer very well, though.
good idea “LEXLABS PEOPLE WE NEED YOUR HELP” i hope they hear me. this is very confusing i don’t think it has ever taken me this ling to figure out a bot. i hope it’s not something really simple that would be embarrassing
This is from the VEX Pilot Tournament at the 2005 FIRST Championship Event. The VEX robots that year played a variation of the 2004 FRC Game “FIRST Frenzy”. Part of this game involved hanging your robot from a bar. I believe the arm on this robot is part of a hanging mechanism…
There is something thick and white hanging under the 'bot near those gears. I’d bet a dollar that the arm is raised with a fast, low-power motor, and then winched back down using those gears with the white cord. The winch is what lifts the robot off the ground.