In-Depth Look at 323Z's VEX Skyrise Passive Intake

For those of you waiting, here is the in-depth look at our Passive Intake we used on our first iteration of Honeybadger. (

Please let us know what you guys think of the design, and the video :slight_smile:

For those interested, the [Honeybadger v1.0 page has been updated on our website.

We’ll be back Feb. 7th at Crown Point to debut Honeybadger v2.0! Good luck guys!](“”)

Really like the addition of the guides. I think the lack of them at Jay County was the only thing slowing you guys down.

I am curious why you are not sticking with the pneumatic claw, though. It looked like it was working OK at Warren.

Do you have a video of your claw working during a match? It would be nice too see a comparison to pneumatic claws.

Yes the guides helped a lot. We didn’t have to be as precise, which really helped us because we didn’t get any practice driving the robot until the competition :stuck_out_tongue:

Yes, I have a video, but I don’t have good internet. I will upload a video once I have good wifi :slight_smile:

This is a very cool robot. Cody like.

Thanks :slight_smile: It was one of the coolest robots I had built! Sadly, a lot of the components of this robot will be re-done for a better, more effective skyrise robot. Was your favorite part of the robot the flip-out / locking X-Drive? Just a guess :stuck_out_tongue:

As promised, here is a short clip of our Honeybadger v0.5 scoring the first skyrise section with the passive intake! Please keep in mind our driving was trash, literally garbage. We finished the robot at 2AM the morning of the competition, so we had no time what-so-ever to practice. After the competition, Luke and I practiced a little and we were able to score the first section a ton faster. It was literally double the speed of the video.

Anyway, enjoy!