Worlds Design (poll)

Considering most regional tournaments are finishing up, what plans does everyone have for worlds?

Drive:

  • traditional
  • Strafing

0 voters

Tray:

  • 6-9 cubes
  • 9-12 cubes
  • 13 or above

0 voters

Intakes:

  • Normal
  • China
  • Other

0 voters

Cube lock?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters

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Who says it has to be a traybot?
But yeah, I get that traybot is by far the majority.

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I personally prefer normal drive over strafing because of motor limits. Every team deserves a 4 motor drive, leaving 4 motors for the mechanisms. Dedicating one of these motors to strafe means you sacrifice a lift, which is important for towering. The other alterenative, a 2 motor drive with a strafe motor, leaves your drive too weak IMO for playing any defense.

Mecanum wheels exist

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As do x-drives. They are also 4 motor drives that can strafe.

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I’m going to put a few more Polls here for more info.
Many have options that I don’t expect anyone to answer, but I put them just in case.

(I was limited to 20 options per poll, so I had to split polls up based on RPM.)

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—Type of Robot:—

  • Simple Traybot
  • Complex Traybot
  • DRxB Traybot (Tray on Lift)
  • DRxB Traybot (Tray on Base, inset/mini tray on lift)
  • DRxB Claw Bot
  • DRxB Reverse Stacker
  • Other

0 voters

—Holonomic Drives—

  • Mecanum Drive
  • X Drive
  • 3 Motor H Drive
  • 5 Motor H Drive
  • Kiwi Drive
  • Swing Drive
  • Other

0 voters

—For those using a regular bar lift: (Complex Traybot)—

Number of Bars:

  • 2-Bar
  • 4-Bar
  • 6-Bar
  • 8-Bar
  • Other

0 voters

Lift Gearing
(100 RPM) (For Complex Traybot)

  • 1:1 100 RPM
  • 1:3 100 RPM
  • 1:5 100 RPM
  • 1:7 100 RPM
  • 1:9 100 RPM
  • 1:15 100 RPM
  • 1:21 100 RPM
  • 1:25 100 RPM
  • 1:35 100 RPM
  • 1:45 100 RPM
  • 1:49 100 RPM
  • Other

0 voters

(200 RPM) (For Complex Traybot)

  • 1:1 200 RPM
  • 1:3 200 RPM
  • 1:5 200 RPM
  • 1:7 200 RPM
  • 1:9 200 RPM
  • 1:15 200 RPM
  • 1:21 200 RPM
  • 1:25 200 RPM
  • 1:35 200 RPM
  • 1:45 200 RPM
  • 1:49 200 RPM
  • Other

0 voters

(600 RPM) (For Complex Traybot)

  • 1:1 600 RPM
  • 1:3 600 RPM
  • 1:5 600 RPM
  • 1:7 600 RPM
  • 1:9 600 RPM
  • 1:15 600 RPM
  • 1:21 600 RPM
  • 1:25 600 RPM
  • 1:35 600 RPM
  • 1:45 600 RPM
  • 1:49 600 RPM
  • Other

0 voters

—For those using a DRxB lift:—

Type of Lift:

  • DR4B
  • DR4-6B
  • DR4-8B
  • DR6B
  • DR6-8B
  • Other

0 voters

Lift Gearing
(100 RPM) (For DRxB Lifts)

  • 1:1 100 RPM
  • 1:3 100 RPM
  • 1:5 100 RPM
  • 1:7 100 RPM
  • 1:9 100 RPM
  • 1:15 100 RPM
  • 1:21 100 RPM
  • 1:25 100 RPM
  • 1:35 100 RPM
  • 1:45 100 RPM
  • 1:49 100 RPM
  • Other

0 voters

(200 RPM) (For DRxB Lifts)

  • 1:1 200 RPM
  • 1:3 200 RPM
  • 1:5 200 RPM
  • 1:7 200 RPM
  • 1:9 200 RPM
  • 1:15 200 RPM
  • 1:21 200 RPM
  • 1:25 200 RPM
  • 1:35 200 RPM
  • 1:45 200 RPM
  • 1:49 200 RPM
  • Other

0 voters

(600 RPM) (For DRxB Lifts)

  • 1:1 600 RPM
  • 1:3 600 RPM
  • 1:5 600 RPM
  • 1:7 600 RPM
  • 1:9 600 RPM
  • 1:15 600 RPM
  • 1:21 600 RPM
  • 1:25 600 RPM
  • 1:35 600 RPM
  • 1:45 600 RPM
  • 1:49 600 RPM
  • Other

0 voters

—Tray Tilter Gearing—
(100 RPM)

  • 1:1 100 RPM
  • 1:3 100 RPM
  • 1:5 100 RPM
  • 1:7 100 RPM
  • 1:9 100 RPM
  • 1:15 100 RPM
  • 1:21 100 RPM
  • 1:25 100 RPM
  • 1:35 100 RPM
  • 1:45 100 RPM
  • 1:49 100 RPM
  • Other

0 voters

(200 RPM) (Tray Tilter)

  • 1:1 200 RPM
  • 1:3 200 RPM
  • 1:5 200 RPM
  • 1:7 200 RPM
  • 1:9 200 RPM
  • 1:15 200 RPM
  • 1:21 200 RPM
  • 1:25 200 RPM
  • 1:35 200 RPM
  • 1:45 200 RPM
  • 1:49 200 RPM
  • Other

0 voters

(600 RPM) (Tray Tilter)

  • 1:1 600 RPM
  • 1:3 600 RPM
  • 1:5 600 RPM
  • 1:7 600 RPM
  • 1:9 600 RPM
  • 1:15 600 RPM
  • 1:21 600 RPM
  • 1:25 600 RPM
  • 1:35 600 RPM
  • 1:45 600 RPM
  • 1:49 600 RPM
  • Other

0 voters

—Intake Sprockets—
(The reason for the 2 numbers is; the Left number is the Front Sprocket, the Right number is the Back Sprocket)

(100 RPM)

  • 12t - 12t 100 rpm
  • 12t - 18t 100 rpm
  • 12t - 24t 100 rpm
  • 12t - 30t 100 rpm
  • 18t - 12t 100 rpm
  • 18t - 18t 100 rpm
  • 18t - 24t 100 rpm
  • 18t - 30t 100 rpm
  • 24t - 12t 100 rpm
  • 24t - 18t 100 rpm
  • 24t - 24t 100 rpm
  • 24t - 30t 100 rpm
  • 30t - 12t 100 rpm
  • 30t - 18t 100 rpm
  • 30t - 24t 100 rpm
  • 30t - 30t 100 rpm
  • Other

0 voters

(200 RPM) (Intakes)

  • 12t - 12t 200 rpm
  • 12t - 18t 200 rpm
  • 12t - 24t 200 rpm
  • 12t - 30t 200 rpm
  • 18t - 12t 200 rpm
  • 18t - 18t 200 rpm
  • 18t - 24t 200 rpm
  • 18t - 30t 200 rpm
  • 24t - 12t 200 rpm
  • 24t - 18t 200 rpm
  • 24t - 24t 200 rpm
  • 24t - 30t 200 rpm
  • 30t - 12t 200 rpm
  • 30t - 18t 200 rpm
  • 30t - 24t 200 rpm
  • 30t - 30t 200 rpm
  • Other

0 voters

(600 RPM) (Intakes)

  • 12t - 12t 600 rpm
  • 12t - 18t 600 rpm
  • 12t - 24t 600 rpm
  • 12t - 30t 600 rpm
  • 18t - 12t 600 rpm
  • 18t - 18t 600 rpm
  • 18t - 24t 600 rpm
  • 18t - 30t 600 rpm
  • 24t - 12t 600 rpm
  • 24t - 18t 600 rpm
  • 24t - 24t 600 rpm
  • 24t - 30t 600 rpm
  • 30t - 12t 600 rpm
  • 30t - 18t 600 rpm
  • 30t - 24t 600 rpm
  • 30t - 30t 600 rpm
  • Other

0 voters

Edit: Made it a little easier to tell what the polls are for

I might add more later if I can think of anything.

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Sorry for the self-plug but here’s a similar post from earlier this year that might be relevant

What’s a china intake, and what’s a normal intake?

China intake is the intake design with two sprockets at different heights with separate treads. The front part is for picking up cubes and the back is more for compression. Normal intake is just two sprockets with the same tread.
If my explanation makes no sense, sorry, I am a programmer.

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image That’s a normal intake,
image image and those are Chinese intakes.
(Not my pictures)

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I don’t think those are chintakes, traditional chintakes have 100 rpm back rollers and 166 rpm front rollers and the rollers are geared together. Obviously you can make the intake a little different and still call it a chintake, but I’d say that’s more like a normal intake with just separate rollers at different heights.

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What are the chances of an external getting to round robin?

I think what differs a China take from a normal intake is the fact that each sprocket on the chinatake had it’s own tread, while normal intakes have both sprockets share the same tread.
After all, if I made a chinatake but both sprockets were the same speed, would it make sense to call it a normal intake?

I would probably consider it a cross between the two because what makes the chintake special is the fact that the rollers spin at different speeds. When people ask “what is the advantage of a chintake over a normal intake” people normally say “It prevents chain breakage and allows for cubes to be processed faster”. If the sprockets spin at the same speed then the intake would have the same speed as a normal intake but with the added benefit of no chain breakage. If the chintake was just a normal intake with separated rollers it probably would not be such a big deal and it probably wouldn’t be special enough to dub it “the chintake”.

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Hey, that’s me!
I used a variation of them on my old robot. China intakes are geared together, and use standoffs for the attachment of the lower staggered sprocket. Those were… an interesting variation to say the least… so was that robot.

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Responding to this again (found a better representation of Chinese intakes). image Hopefully this is more helpful than the previous picture.
Again, not my picture, not my bot.

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Seeing the poll about how many cubes you can stack, I wanted to get a little more specific.

How many cubes should you be ABLE to stack?

  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13

0 voters

On the other hand, say you could stack 13-14, how many would you actually stack in a normal qualification match against decent opponents?

  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13

0 voters

Cube lock is overrated. There are other designs that accomolish the same affect, but better.

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Care to elaborate? I’d tend to disagree.

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