You’ve probably seen the long needle skyrise section intake (this one), and you’ve probably seen claws galore. Those work fine, but does anyone have anything better? if so, you can choose to post them here or keep them secret. At least you should take the poll (please?)
So we don’t need another thread discussing skyrise intakes. :)](https://vexforum.com/showthread.php?t=81355)
Also on any real robot the short skyrise intake you made will unalign easily and either fall out or be very difficult to line up.
That was my first thought too. When I tested it, it was remarkably stable and could be inserted at an angle up to 20 degrees and still hold the section. I do see what you mean by “lining it up,” the long intake had the angled sides so that it could realign itself.
My team’s robot has to be “folded” in order to fit in the 18x18x18. The long intake (visual if anyone wants one)stuck out, and we couldn’t find a better place for it.
I actually saw that video just a few days before we designed our claw. We decided against it because of the size. One of the main advantages to a passive claw is the saved space, so a design like that (at least in my mind) is somewhat counterproductive.
As to how we release the 7th section, we’ll be releasing a few more videos of our claw. Wait and watch