Testing Intakes

Tags: design and think
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Testing Intakes By Ethan, Evan, Aaron, and Freshmen as to be determined

Task: Design a prototype intake system

In our first practice, we brainstormed some intake and other robot ideas. To begin testing, we created a simple prototype of a one-way intake system. First, we attached two rubber bands to a length of wide PVC pipe. This worked pretty well, but the bands gave way a little too easily.

For our next prototype, we attached a piece of cardboard with slits to a cup approximately the size of a cube or block. It operates similarly to a soda cup lid with a straw hole. An object can go in, but the corners of the hole spring back so that it can't escape.

Next Steps

We probably won't go with this design - we'd have issues seperating the different kinds of game elements, and it may be too slow to feasibly use. But, its a first step and we'll see what happens.

Written on September 9, 2018