New Design FeaturesTags: Drive Chain, Basket, and Chair
Task: Position basket, chair, and drive chainWith the new design, we will be using a drive chain with "chairs" placed periodically along it. There will be a basket at the end of the ramp which will be catching the balls. The drive chain will then be moving the chairs to pick up the balls. As they reach the peak of the chain, the balls will be dropped off into the rolling goals. We found that with our current placement, the chairs are sometimes snagging the basket, but with some modifications we should be able to optimize our design.
Reflections:The design will also allow us to control the maximum number of balls and continuously score them as the chairs will always only be carrying up to the max number and dumping them off.
Written on January 10, 2015