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Re: Autonomous - How do you know the "thing" in intake

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Originally Posted by Jon Stratis View Post
I find that this limit switch, which has been in the KoP for many years, is extremely useful for detecting game objects. The long arm, adjustable angle, and durability are key. With the power cubes, for example, if you had a "standard" roller claw, you could place one of these in the back, or have one on each side and it would trigger when the cube was captured. Personally, I like the idea of using two or more in many situations - it gives you the chance to teach the students about series or parallel wiring, and you can often increase the dependability of the system that way.
+1 for that limit switch; it was great when 4901 used it in 2014. If I'm doing a mechanical limit switch, it's that one. Though I'd probably want to try to use a Talon SRX's current sensing function first these days.
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