272 Minibot Deployment

We have some slo-mo analysis of the deployment.
Working hard to get it right.

http://www.frc272.com/2011Season/MiniBot_1_Slow_Motion.wmv

http://www.frc272.com/2011Season/MiniBot_2_timed_run.wmv

how do you guys ingauge the top and bottom “guiders”?

we are working on a design very similar to that one. No moving parts, except the wheels, and using the weight of the battery to help make contact with the pipe. Have you had problems with a lot of slippage?