Passive clamp

Does anyone have any possible ideas for a passive clamp? Since this game we need motors for base, intake and lift we are trying to find a passive clamp to save up motors. So if possible we need passive clamp ideas for tipping point.

Not passive, but do pneumatics count?

Sadly we don’t have pneumatics, so yes passive.

Idea: have a standard active claw design but make it latch, using rubber bands to make it close. Then add a plunger using linear sliders going out the back of the robot. Depressing the plunger will open the claw, releasing the goal.

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Can you elaborate on this?

Assuming there’s a motor running these linear sliders, I’m not sure how this will reduce the number of motors used.
Unless you mean the claw releases when the arm/elevator is all the way down, by way of clever mechanism?

new meta is 8m drive pneumatic lifter passive clamp

The linear slider will be pressed by running it into the wall