Brainstorming Two - Enter the VoidTags: think, design, and innovate
Task: Have a 2nd brainstorming session
Last week, we had a lot of new recruits show up for the FTC kickoff. In fact, a bit too many. Luckily for us, we either scared them off or they realized that they'd like to move to FRC. So, today's session was a bit more managable, and we were able to break down into some new building tasks.
Intake System 3 - TSA Bag Scanner
If any of y'all have ever been on an airplane, you've gone through airport security. This part of our robot is inspired by the bag-scanning machine, more specifically the part at the end with the spinning tubes. The basic design would be like a section of that track that flips over the top of the robot into the crater to intake field elements.
Intake System 4 - Big Clamp
This one is self-explanatory. Its a clamp, that when forced over a block or a cube, picks it up. It's not that accurate, but it's a good practice idea.
Lift 2 - Thruster
We want to make lifting our robot easy, and we're thinking of a slightly different way to do it. For our new lift idea, we're installing a vertical linear slide that forces the robot upwards so that we can reach the lander.
We're working on building these prototypes, and will create blog posts in the future detailing them.