Sliding Anit-Tips


I’ve been researching past implementation of anti-tip wheels and have only found this video

I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share any resources or knowledge they have on how to implement sliding anti-tips wheels.

Thanks, Sean

In the linked video, I’m pretty sure that they had a rubber band going from the anti-tip to in between two meshed gears of the drive. I’ll send a picture to clarify.

Untitled As you can see, the rubber bad is placed between the gears, so when the gears rotate after the robot moves forward, the rubber band is released. letting the anti tip free. Hope this helps!

how to break you rubber bands 101

Don’t just put rubber bands in your gear teeth, but the idea is correct. maybe add something to the gears so they arent in the teeth

see 1:22 of this video, they used their lift to release it.

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Yeah, I just wanted to explain to him how the mechanism in the video works. I should have explained not to directly place it in the gears, that’s my bad :frowning:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of slider antitips and flip out anti tips

idk, I don’t use them. That being said idk why you’d prefer flipout antitips, they probably take up a lot of space in the motion of extending…


Not really, if they’re in the right spot. Mine fit directly under the chassis so it doesnt take up any extra space


Flip out anti-tips are good for an easy build in terms of spacing, however, are bad as they have the potential to be easily folded back into starting position by another robot

Slider anti-tips are less likely to be pushed in (as they constantly have pressure) but are bad due to the possibility of friction and bad for spacing for many teams.


Thanks for the video! This slipped under my radar. Is there any way to deal with the rubber band hanging off?

Thanks for the explanation! I appreciate the drawing too.

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