The Faceplanting Claw

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Hopefully those images work :crossed_fingers:. Anyways, I just wanted to share an idea I’ve been working on that I call “the faceplanting claw.” Basically it’s a really tall claw (theoretically capable of holding up to four cubes) designed to pick up already stacked cubes. However, the claw is also on a winch so it can be lowered to “faceplant” and pick up horizontal rows of cubes, then winch back up and stack them. Anyways, i don’t have any videos cause my lift was clicking and I couldn’t test very well, and I think I’m going to scrap the idea for a roller intake like 81K had in their first animation, but I thought I’d share the idea.

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I think that your Idea is actually pretty cool with its capability to pick up multiple cubes in any configuration. I would definitely test it more before deciding to scrap it.

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Well what you’ve got to remember is that a claw like this will really suck at grabbing cubes that aren’t already stacked, which is a huge disadvantage once all the prestacked cubes are gone

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I like the concept very much!
Only opinion:
During ITZ season someome called two roller intakes a “Goliath Intake” and it spreaded like wildfire with a name that made no sense. Eventually, around mid season, the name got changed to the more correct term of “Roller Intake”. Heck during StarStruck someone was calling an intake a “Spider Intake”
I find the term “Faceplanting Claw” to make no sense other than the word ‘Claw’. If we see this design becoming more well known, I would think a more acceptable and understandable name to be better. Something along the lines of “Vertical Claw”, give credit to your design with “4270C Claw”(Or the team that had the idea. This claw design was back in during VEX IQ a long time ago, so maybe give credit to the founder of it?), or maybe just leave it as “Claw”.

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Well it’s called the faceplanting claw cause the claw literally falls forward, but ok. People can name it what they want, I don’t really think I’m going to develop it any further

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