2582 Intake Prototype

Here are a few quick videos of our intake testing. We have been playing around with what I call a rocker-bogie intake design. It shows promise, but definitely needs tuning. The current setup can only take wide cubes. We can adjust it to take in the narrow orientation, but then it is too tight to pull in the wide orientation. We are trying to get it where it will get either orientation using only passive actuation. Time to try some compliant wheels and weaker springs to see if we can getting it working as well as we would like.

Some specifics:
bag motor on each side
20:1 Versaplanetary
4" Colson wheels



Hmm, I honestly didn’t understand what you were building even though you made part of it in our shop. Seeing it now is actually giving me some ideas. Thanks for posting the videos.