Making a Cascade Lift

I made a video about making a Cascade Lift. Hope you like it.

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No way. NO WAY!!! This is crazy. I can’t believe you guys actually did this! Can’t wait to watch this!

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So, what do you think will be more practical: a six-bar, DR4B or Cascade? I think it still might be DR4B.

Well, a 6-bar has horizontal reach, while a cascade doesn’t. This means that with a 6-bar you have to adjust your robot’s position depending on the lift’s height.

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Yes but neither does a DR4B. Do you think a cascade or a DR4B will be more practical taking into consideration things like jankiness and tipping?

I would say it depends on your strategy. If youre going for a lot at one time, you should go with a DR4B or a couple of 6 bars. If you want to make it get really high really quickly, use a Cascade lift. My goal now is to pick up a lot and still be able to move around quickly.

Thanks for the feedback!

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Cascade lifts have a pretty long history of being jank and unreliable. I would go with a DR4B if I were you guys.

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DR4B can be made to each our a bit, I’ve done it before but I completely forgot how.

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Props to the cascade, that’s insanely cool.
For the competition, I wouldn’t use a cascade this year for a few reasons. To start, they can get heavy which means they might be slower, that’s just an efficiency thing. Another thing is that you might be over complicating your robot a little more than you need to, I personally am too old to compete in VIQC, but I still build a seasonal robot anyway, and a few people including myself have reached the height for 3 risers with just a 4 bar lift. My final reason is a different sort of efficiency, and that is multiple lifts, I believe the key to this season will be multiple lifts carrying multiple risers to make stacking crazy fast, and the cascade sort of gets in the way of a second lift, I’m sure you can find a way around it but that’s just how I see it. Think of that last point this way, with 2 lifts you can carry 2 or even 4 risers across the field (by holding 2 risers in one lift, its pretty easy), then you push in your base riser, and stack your next 2 without ever having to take the time to pick up another. That’s just my thoughts.

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Isn’t that a DR6B?

Also don’t forget that you can have a 4 bar on the bottom and a 6 bar on top, or vice virsa.

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Commas are everything :slight_smile:

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I was so excited when I wrote this that I guess I forgot about the commas.

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I was thinking maybe a cascade lift might take up too much space if you use two lifts, and a cascade lift may not be able to hold two risers if you just use that lift.

I think that it can be a DR6B or a DR4B.

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