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tlivingd
01-08-2012, 06:56 PM
Is a V8 engine allowed?
http://www.gadgetrivia.com/photos/o/42340-best_pitching_machine.jpg

WavelengthBC
01-10-2012, 03:08 PM
Does it shoot bowling balls?

Jon Stratis
01-10-2012, 03:13 PM
I don't care if it's legal or not, I want one!

Ninja_Bait
01-10-2012, 03:13 PM
You should read the rules before you ask rules questions.

It clearly says that you can't use COTS parts that are worth more than 400 dollars, such as a forklift or engine.

;)

Is this just a random picture, or did you actually meet (and, I hope, try out) a giant pitching machine?

Dad1279
01-10-2012, 03:30 PM
I really want to see a video of that beast running.....

Kellen Hill
01-10-2012, 03:54 PM
As long as you get the guy from the junk yard to write "V8 Seat motor" on the receipt, I believe it's legal ;)

RUFINESS
01-10-2012, 04:03 PM
I believe it pitches a 2x4

http://srl.org/machines/pitching/

rsegrest
01-10-2012, 07:31 PM
I can't tell from the angle but I think this may violate the weight limit. ::rtm::

the man
01-10-2012, 07:34 PM
I use to be an engineer like you. Until I took a bowling ball to the knee.

firemaster193
01-10-2012, 07:34 PM
that really depends on what your trying to do, oblitarate the competition (and the playing field) or get a good laugh

tlivingd
01-10-2012, 09:07 PM
Never saw it, searched Google for pitching machine. This came up, thought it was fitting. It almost looks like it shoots 8' 2x4's or 4x4's with the plexiglass frame behind it.

EDIT: You could possibly build this with items less than 400 bucks. Just look at 24 hrs of lemons racing (http://www.24hoursoflemons.com/). :-)

Sean Raia
01-10-2012, 09:47 PM
This is illegal??



Back to the drawing board.

Apeace
01-10-2012, 10:35 PM
Just wanted to say, I cracked up so much when I saw that picture...sadly I think it violates some important rules, such as each part being no more than $400, the robot can't weigh more than 120 lbs, you aren't allowed to destroy the arena, and you can't destroy the "competition", but otherwise, I say its perfectly legal!

Al Skierkiewicz
01-10-2012, 11:30 PM
Guys,
Did you not read...

The only legal source of electrical energy for the Robot during the competition is one MK ES17-12 12VDC non-spillable lead acid battery, or one EnerSys NP 18-12 battery, as provided in the 2012 KOP. This is the only battery allowed on the Robot.

davidthefat
01-10-2012, 11:32 PM
Guys,
Did you not read...

The only legal source of electrical energy for the Robot during the competition is one MK ES17-12 12VDC non-spillable lead acid battery, or one EnerSys NP 18-12 battery, as provided in the 2012 KOP. This is the only battery allowed on the Robot.

I think it is fully established that this is a "joke" thread with the first picture.

Al Skierkiewicz
01-10-2012, 11:36 PM
As is my reply....:yikes:

Cecil
01-10-2012, 11:40 PM
Guys,
Did you not read...

The only legal source of electrical energy for the Robot during the competition is one MK ES17-12 12VDC non-spillable lead acid battery, or one EnerSys NP 18-12 battery, as provided in the 2012 KOP. This is the only battery allowed on the Robot.

At the same time.. That can be the only source of electrical energy. The rest is just done by the v8. :cool:

VKP
01-10-2012, 11:43 PM
Our team began prototyping last year with a matter-antimatter engine until we realized we had gone way over the $3500 allowed on a robot. I'm sure it would have won us the Engineering Inspiration award if we'd been allowed to use it though.

Garrett.d.w
01-10-2012, 11:48 PM
At the same time.. That can be the only source of electrical energy. The rest is just done by the v8. :cool:
EDIT: ^^ quote fail.

The V8 produces electricity to fire the spark plugs(alternator).

However, you could a V8 diesel (no spark, no alternator necessary).

problem solved :)

(now for weight... freshmen with holesaw) :)

Cecil
01-10-2012, 11:55 PM
The V8 produces electricity to fire the spark plugs(alternator).

However, you could a V8 diesel (no spark, no alternator necessary).



I guess at the same time, you would have to switch the starter motor out with something from the Kit of Parts. Either that or stand on the field before the match starts with a hand crank :D

Garrett.d.w
01-10-2012, 11:57 PM
I guess at the same time, you would have to switch the starter motor out with something from the Kit of Parts. Either that or stand on the field before the match starts with a hand crank :D

Depending on the gear ratio, you could probably get away with a CIM. Or you could rest one of the wheels on the ground, drive forward, and pop the clutch. :D

Cecil
01-10-2012, 11:59 PM
. Or you could rest one of the wheels on the ground, drive forward, and pop the clutch. :D

Announcer: "I need a few volunteers from the audience to push start this machine. Anyone willing? Anyone?"

Garrett.d.w
01-11-2012, 12:04 AM
Inspector: *with puzzled/ frightened face "sooo, you are telling me that you removed the muffler, and drilled holes in the block... for lightness? And you expect the audience to push start it every time that it's on the field?"
Me: "Yes" :D

lonnie lascelle
01-11-2012, 12:07 AM
So we were able to find one of these V8 pitching machines at the local junk yard. We did make use of the seat motor voucher. We removed the old V8 500hp high output engine and figured with a couple of modifications we are able to run this unit with the new BBgear box. The BBv8-6-550 1:4000 ratio takes (6) 550BB motors to one 2" shaft output. We ordered one right away, it should be here in two days. They still have a few instock but they are likely to be out of stock quickly when this secret hits the streets. Just wondering if anyone else was able to get another one at their local junk yard?

Our total weight is still 40lbs under the allowable 1200lbs. so we should be great!

Lonnie:D

Cecil
01-11-2012, 12:07 AM
"These wheels.. Need a bit more guarding on them… A lotta bit… -looks to weight limit on scale- We are gonna need a bigger scale.."

Cecil
01-11-2012, 12:11 AM
We ordered one right away, it should be here in two days. … Our total weight is still 40lbs under the allowable 1200lbs. so we should be great!


Wow.. That's the fastest turnaround time i have seen from BaneBots in years :rolleyes:

And maybe.. Just maybe we can somehow add that extra 0 to R03 to make it official… :D

greasemonkey
01-11-2012, 11:14 AM
derp no combustable are allowed in the robot

Garrett.d.w
01-11-2012, 11:25 AM
derp no combustable are allowed in the robot

On it's own (aka vacume) diesel is not combustible :)

Michael Hill
01-11-2012, 11:43 AM
Looks totally legit to me.

c.fox
01-15-2012, 11:22 AM
Been there... done that. Broke the backboard.

We are now redeeming the BaneBot coupon for a 12v motor.

Zuelu562
01-15-2012, 01:25 PM
Has someone Q&A'd about this? Something tells me a sound limit might be implemented if this is legal ::rtm::

/joke

Al Skierkiewicz
01-16-2012, 06:36 AM
Friday's Team Update makes this illegal. Sorry Guys.

Dale Radcliff
01-16-2012, 07:40 AM
Nice, whats the projectile range on that thing? Four, maybe five..... miles? :D