Hi guys. My team build a new tray bot. We added a Wheelie bar to make the robot more stable and less tippy. But, for inspection we have to have a lock for the wheelie bar. For matches, we use the wall. Suggestions? Pictures are always appreciated!
Rubber band the bars to some part of your tray. When it deploys, the wheelie bars should too.
Cool, I have seen other teams with shafts and shaft collars that are deployed by the intake bar. Thoughts?
What do your wheelie bars look like? Pictures?
Don’t have pictures yet. Tomorrow…
We used the things for shooting them balls in last year’s game. Sorry I can’t explain it better. The wheelie bars shoot out with rubber bands attackers to the back of the bar with the intakes.
Are your wheelie bars linear slides that shoot out?
Our wheelie bars are linear slides. Exactly!
I have seen some teams that will lock the wheelie bars with rubber bands or rope and they wedge the bands in a gear. So when they reverse or move the gear, the teeth will release the band or rope and will release the tensioned wheelie bar, I personally don’t have a wheelie bar on my robot, because my tray angle is a bit steep so we don’t tip even with 10 cubes.
Our ramp also has a very steep angle but we are a 9 stacker.
What do you thing about attaching string to the bar on the intakes so that they lift and shoot out? Is that a good idea?
That might work, you just have to be careful that the string doesn’t get caught on anything else when it releases the bars.
This is a stupid question but would loose zip ties work?
I think you might end up accidentally tightening them instead of letting them pop off, so i would stick with rubber bands or rope.
Our bot has the same design but we use rubber bands attached to our tilt gears so that when we tilt our tray forward to deploy it launches out our anti tip
What about zip ties holding the string so it does not get caught?
You can’t have the antitips held in by the wall at the start of the match as far as I know they have to function the same way they would in inspection.