Just a few questions about the intake … From which orientations can it pick up the sacks (for example, could you place it on top of a sack and still pull it in? Also, have you tried descoring with it yet and if so, how was it?
If a design is popular, then it’s probably a good idea. Designing something for the sake of being different is rash. Our new younger team, 7581V, wants to have an intake made of two spirals that will move sacks up and down like a vending machine…
That being said, I think you’ve got a good design! Do you have a trough to test whether it can descore well?
This design hasn’t really been tested descoring and was designed because half of it was allready built and a team member said “we’ll why don’t we add another roller to it” we will probably develop this more, my initial designs have all used the small rollers and i plan to develop them until they work perfectly
Thank you A LOT. I was planning to build a very similar intake and I was afraid it wouldnt work, thanks for proving my theory correct now i can just start with the super hoarder I will turn my robot into
Honestly I think the intake they prototyped is the best I’ve seen yet. I would expect a competition robot with it to perform very well. Also he did say it was just a modified “lord of the rings” robot. Nothing comparable to the real version.
Oh, and “no one will pick you for alliance selection” could also mean that they will always be seeded first. or at least in the top 8.
EDIT: looks like I was the one ninja’d this time… 1 minute too late.
Yeah, clone-bots are kind of annoying (like the Gateway NZ-bot boom). But we thought of using wheel legs almost immediately after the Sack Attack reveal, and their popularity only encourages us to use them.
And that would be awesome. I’d love to see more footage of it. As I’ve been hoping to use a similar intake on one of my teams robots. Something that’s much smaller than wheel legs and hopefully won’t require unfolding.