VEX Sack Attack Design Thread

#5

I was thinking of this last night. This could work…

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#6

it easily could, but the endefector gets interesting. I think manipulation of the obejct is going to be awesome.

  • Andrew
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#7

endefector? What is that?

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#8

Thing that manipulates the game object :stuck_out_tongue:

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#9

A de-scoring mechanism? Can we de-score whenever in the match, or do we only have a certain amount of time to de-score.

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#10

if everyone does de-scorers and wall bots its going to suck

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That Moment When
#11

I don’t know whether I should go with a good design or “Pull an 1107B” and find a loophole…

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#12

Super stacker that builds a barricade out of sacks.

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#13

http://www.petkaboodle.com/img/store/catalog/78/1578l.jpg
A pooper scooper. A way to pick up the sacks.

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#14

http://team323z.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/0/6/10062475/3858588.jpg

Looking at that picture. What type of intake mechanism would be able to pick that whole stack up? The stack of 5.

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#15

I don’t know but once I get the field. Im prototyping like crazy. I’m not sure if i want a claw yet there are a few ideas floating around in my head that would be ultra efficient but Idk how these things react to anyhting at all.

  • Andrew
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#16

Want to pm each other ideas so it is not public? I have a few good ideas (I think) that would work.

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#17

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Foto3/PizzaPeelWood.jpg

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#18

Think a sheet of lexan would do the trick?

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#19

With the right supports on the edges, probably. It depends on how many game objects you intend on holding. At 1/2 a pound a piece, the weight on holding these things is going to add up real quick.

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#20

I thought of the wall-bot for this year, but I read through the PDF of the game, and they added a rule called trapping. I’m not sure if it’s been in there and I haven’t noticed it, but it kind of stops the cheap wall-bot from being built and forces people to build robots to actually compete in the game.

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#21

I think I’m just going to find a transformer that can be a wall bot, de-scorer, and a massive Sack hoarder. The only problem will be passing it off as VEX products…

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#22

You could stack sacks vertically on the high goal. 24 sacks would fit in 18 inches, and is 240 points (with no bonus sacks).

If you could find a way to get that set up and protect it, I think you’d do very well.

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#23

is there any rule this year that elements being touched at the end wont be scored? im not really sure how to word that.

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#24

I am not for sure, but I am betting that if you are touching objects they will not count. A possible exception might be floor goals…

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