Does the bottom of the u-channel that fits over the bridge end touch any part of the bottom side while the bot is suspending or suspended? Or is this just an amazing example of a perfect balancing feat?
Take another look. That appears to be the ball handling mechanism on the bottom of their ramp (look at the vertical channels and teh white gears). I’m guessing they are, essentially, a close in dumper. They plan on playing in the offensive zone. Since you’re not likely to have 2 bots on defense, their ramp system only makes sense in the offensive zone.
Robots may not grab, grasp, grapple, or attach to any Arena structure. Robots may not push or react against the top of the Fender. (Robots may push or react against any element of the Arena that is not protected by another rule.)
That’s the only rule they might have a problem with.
Thanks for the compliments!
Good luck copying this, there are many, many particulars to make this system work properly. If they successfully do at this point in the season then hats off to them. This posting is meant to inspire creativity, so if that’s what it does GREAT! There are a lot of features not shown here like the ball shooter/collector and nuances about the balancing gauge alert system as well
It lays flat on the ramp surface when balanced. However I understand a recent Q&A would allow it to touch underneath as long as it comes off easy.