Sunday, October 6, 2013

Intake Prototype

We've got around to finally testing out prototypes for our cube intake and it works great! The advantages to the elevator design is its speed and robustness in picking up cubes. The lego motors in the front are an intermediate step between the ground and the intake which allows us to control the flow of cubes. They also automatically orient the cubes in the correct direction for out intake. The disadvantage is the accuracy needed to grab a cube, but this may be help drivers avoid a cube limit penalty by making it harder for multiple cubes to enter the intake chaotically.