Is 1 motor strong enough for shooter?

We have a design that uses a single neo motor to drive a top down flywheel setup similar to the quokkas ri3d. Is that strong enough to get note into the speaker right against the subwoofer?

If you have a second set of wheels feeding the note into the shooter, maybe.
The kitbot uses a single motor with one wheel to shoot into the speaker. If you have a single NEO powering a “top down” flywheel, it may take a while to get up to speed, but could make the show.
Try it and find out!

Also, try putting your info in to RECALC and see what it says.

Yes, however, you may have poor spinup time or have difficulty making long distance shots depending on how the shooter is made.

The kitbot uses two cims on 2 independent wheels

We lost a Neo on our top bottom shooter yesterday at Week 0. Bottom roller was powered, top was free spinning. It wasn’t great, but at the subwoofer it was consistent enough. Would recommend powering both the top and bottom rollers, with a single motor that could be mechanically complex.

We’re moving away from the NEOs, replacing one during the competition with the sensor wires going from the Sparks in the belly pan to the top of the arm isn’t feasible.

As @Zook said though, make sure you have some sort of consistent feeding into the shooter. Can’t go wrong with the Quokkas kicker, it’s been remarkably consistent for us.

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Correct. But one is the “feeder” and the other is the “shooter” technically. It is true if you don’t have the feeder wheel the shooter will not make shots.

I’m trying to remember how the KitBot started by default for code, but we ended up making our own stop and spin up command for it. We wanted the bottom wheel to be the feeder and wait when we pressed the trigger to let the shooter wheel get up to speed first before we passed the note to it.

We also used a slightly smaller wheel as the feeder than what it came with originally. Went to a 3 inch stealth wheel same durometer.

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The answer is “absolutely yes, but be sure to have some sort of flywheel”. So long as the flywheel holds enough energy, and enough of it gets transferred through your shooter wheels, it’ll work fine.

The factor that gets limited by using just 1 motor is the amount of time it takes to wind up the flywheel in the first place. But with 15 seconds to get your preload shot in auto, and full-court trips between almost every game piece shot you take in match, there will be plenty of time for a 500 watt motor like a Neo to spin the flywheel up in time.

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