FTC 2015 Challenge "Cascade Effect"

This was one of the first ideas the team had. It’s going to be the first design we prototype! I’ll let everyone know how it goes.

what if you were farther from the goal? wouldn’t the mechanism simply gather balls with nowhere to spit them out of?

If you had this vertical conveyor system, I would think you could start/stop it at will. If you didn’t have a goal in your possession, you could simply hold onto the ball, like any other mechanism. Again, this was all theoretical. It is up to you to make it work.