Our team switched from a double flywheel to a single Flywheel on our robot. It shoots with good velocity and should work really well. The ball does a nice straight shot across the field, easily making it to the net. The only problem is that it only shoots a line drive perpendicular with the floor, we need to angle that up higher to get to the high goal.
We’ve tried several things to angle the shot upwards so that it would hit the high goal, but nothing has worked.
First, as a quick and dirty test we propped up the front of the robot, which tilted it upwards. The ball still went perpendicular to the floor. Eventually the angle was too much and the ball didn’t go anwhere.
Next, we put a small ramp in front of the single flywheel, with the thought that the ball would hit the incline and shoot farther up. But the ball has a an extreme backspin and which caught on the ramp and it didn’t go very far.
We have compression between a sheet of metal and the single flywheel for the green ball to pass through. We haven’t had much luck moving that around to find a place that shoots the ball upwards toward the net.
Does anyone see a flaw in what we’ve done or know of anything else to try? We’re at a loss. We appreciate any ideas.