Hi there, I was just curious what everyone had designed/built for locking mechanisms for the intake on throwing bots (Slip Gear)?
We are currently having problems finding a solution for having the robot starting within the 18x18x18, and then having the intake fold down (Most likely with rubber bands,) and lock in place upon getting at the precise ground position.
If you have any ideas or suggestions, we, 5689A, would really appreciate it if you threw some ideas (no puns intended) our way!
We used two rubber bands in a triangle type formation. It works very well but, there might be a better way to do it. 8059D has a great idea if you can build it correctly. We built it and it worked well but we didn’t have enough room for it.