# How high will the boxes go?

I am sitting back right now wondering what the average box height would be per game. What do you think your robot will beable to accomplish a game? none, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 stacks???
Im guessing around 3 and 4.

We can stack up to 200 theoretically without tipping over… we can pretty easily stack the 8 or so bins we have… not to say that we’re stacking or anything.

We can stack 1 high. Mad stack.

+How about that stack of 200 Can you please explain to me (not robot design) how you are going to be able to get 200 boxes on top of each other? I’m having problems comprehending that!!!:ahh: :ahh: :ahh:

Um, the whole concept of doing it involves telling you the design, which I will not do till a consensus in the team is reached to allow for the robot pictures to be posted.

I just need a type of robot unless ur robot is completely radical. I also think that if u can make a stack of 200 that would be completely and utterly POINTLESS!!!

It’s not useless…stacking 200 bins in a competition is useless…since you can’t My design guess for that is having something insanely stable lift up the huge stack and have something else slide one perfectly underneath the stack.

You can do that easily. Just make stack of two and put in on a stack of 1. Take the new stack of three and put it on a stack of 1. Rinse and repeat. All you need is a pneumatic that can lift 1 stack high. Very simple and could be effective.

Yeah, after all, that’s only 262.5 feet up- everyone knows that those bins can go up to 1,200 feet until they begin to depressurize

So maybe they have a REEEEALLY big stabelizer

i think that you will see stacks of 8 consistently…but more realisticly a stack of maybe 5 or 6…because its not too difficult to design a robot to stack these things…i dunno just a thought…

Stacking the most will be not be the key i think. Thought a stack of five is good, i believe that it will be to easy to knock over this stack and will be the target of the opponents this year. Though stacks will be impressive to see this year and to see who goes the highest. It will be a race to see who stacks higher. Go team 303:cool:

Although we can easily stack almost infinitly high, (if the robot ever works) we aren’t expecting more than 6-8 a match – 10 at most

An infinate stack of bins has an infinate mass. Do you have a way to stop them from collapsing and sucking the entire universe into them?

Greg

Lol, doing a stack of 2 then adding, then adding, etc, is such a waste of time…

And I won’t comment on the stabilizer thingamajig, though of course people would need some way of stabilizing it.

*Originally posted by GregT *
An infinate stack of bins has an infinate mass. Do you have a way to stop them from collapsing and sucking the entire universe into them?

You’d probably get a Delphi Award for that lol

Our bot builds a stack of 3 within itself, and can support that (and drive around w/ it, etc)…But we can build higher than that, just beyond 3, the boxes at the top would no longer be supported.

Realistically, we’ll have a minimum of 3 all the time…and if we need to, we can go “indefinately” higher.

Has anybody tried stacking bins 10 high? The things aren’t that stable, meaning a small jolt brings them all down.

Yes, most teams realize that which is why most teams who want to stack high are developing stabilizing devices.

Has anybody tried stacking bins 10 high? The things aren’t that stable, meaning a small jolt brings them all down.

we got to 12. theres a pic of that somewhere…in that other thread that was like this…