I was thinking of this last night. This could work…
it easily could, but the endefector gets interesting. I think manipulation of the obejct is going to be awesome.
endefector? What is that?
Thing that manipulates the game object
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.
I don’t know whether I should go with a good design or “Pull an 1107B” and find a loophole…
Super stacker that builds a barricade out of sacks.
A pooper scooper. A way to pick up the sacks.
Looking at that picture. What type of intake mechanism would be able to pick that whole stack up? The stack of 5.
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.
Want to pm each other ideas so it is not public? I have a few good ideas (I think) that would work.
Think a sheet of lexan would do the trick?
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.
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.
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…
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.
is there any rule this year that elements being touched at the end wont be scored? im not really sure how to word that.
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…