Intake System Competition

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Intake System Competition By Evan and Austin

Task: Compare build designs for the cryptobox intake system

The block scoring system is going to be an integral part of the competition this year, and it will have to built sturdy. It’ll have to be reliable for us to have any shot of winning any matches. So we got to brainstorming. Me and Austin spent a while at the whiteboard, drawing up various mechanisms and ways to pick up blocks. I became set behind the idea of a block delivering system similar to those modern vending machines that have two degree of freedom movement. I began to design the contraption so that a conveyor belt could be placed on an up and down linear slide to position the blocks just right to make the different symbols. Austin came up with the idea to use our tank treads from Gebb, our competition robot from two years ago, to push the blocks up a ramp and deposit them into the cryptoboxes. Neither of us could convince the other about what was to be done, so we both split off to work on our own models. Next week we will keep working on this build off of the century.

Written on September 9, 2017