VIQC Pitching In Ideas

What are your design plans for the Pitching In challenge? It’s looking like we have another good one on our hands.

Discuss your robot ideas here!

~Bonus points if this game was close to your personal prediction

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insert “First!” joke here

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I just predicted that balls would be a scoring object

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What are the dimensions for the larger underpass, the manual is not live yet

GameManual.pdf (vexrobotics.com)

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I am concerned about the 19" height limit, but this might be negated by a flywheel. The only issue is motors and hanging.

2 motors for flywheel, 2 motors for the drive, 1 for the conveyor, and 1 for an arm. Might need to get a stronger arm, though.

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My main question is how high is the high goal

20.5 inches. (20 char)
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Well there goes my plans, honestly was thinking to do it like a robot from Add It Up

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Does Vex IQ have premade slip gears? Because if so, a slip gear catapult could be quite cool.

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I don’t think so (don’t quote me on this) but the way the Fling Herobot handled catapult is really really sweet!!! I can’t wait to see some big catapults this season!

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Maybe this little video will help with inspiration?

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I am just gonna say, maybe a really strong dr4b with a flywheel launcher and massive hopper, so it just gets all the balls, then does the high hang, then launches all the balls in at the last second

I think catapults are totally not efficient, and quite inaccurate

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Turning Point would like to kindly disagree.

I, conversely, think flywheels will be hard to use with the balls squishy and compliant shape.

Regardless, I am always happy to see many different designs perform well rather than just a single meta design. (You should’ve seen our team watching the Asia-Pacific team with a triple lift design at Overall Finals last night!)

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Yeah, the difference in opinions of things is going to make for some epic bots

“Really Strong” DR4B with IQ parts is a difficult task.

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This reveal looks pretty good for an inspiration: https://youtu.be/NX6mLf8iO34

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I am up to the challenge, our temporary mock up for it can already reach the high hang w/ a load of the balls.

any word on the notebooks? digital or reg or either? thanks

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