What materials are teams using on the ends of their manipulators to aid in keeping the cone or game piece secure. Plastidip? Spongy Materials? Curious to find out what teams are using!
(not this specific one, but very similar)
We’re still finishing up our intake (feels too late in the season, but that’s the way it goes). For maintaining a grip we are planning on just keeping a small power output to the motors. We’re using a top/bottom roller setup (similar to Spectrum). But our intake will flip into an upright position for driving, so gravity is our helper there.
35 durometer compliant wheels.
This type of adhesive backed foam works remarkably well for holding the cone even with only a light amount of pressure as well as firmly holding the cube: McMaster-Carr
A mutilated Green compliant wheel.
Looking to be either material from green compliant wheels or non slip mats. Personally i think the compliant material works a bit better
Our team also liked the material cut off a green compliment wheel. We’re also thinking of using the shiny side of urethane belt (from Vex) because it appears to have a similar grippiness but will be easier to fasten to our claw.
We haven’t fully landed on a material, but we’re leaning toward 3d printed ninjaflex gripper pads
We’re copying our FTC teams and using green compliants
Silicon Pot holders are working very well on a free spinning clamp. We can literally move the drive base, while pulling a clamped cone. Check out 6421’s Open alliance for more info. 6421 WarriorBots 2023 Build Thread | Open Alliance 2023 - #15 by Wesley_6421
Or, blue compliant wheels.
We are using a strip 30A, adhesive backed, rubber from McMaster-Carr . It is very grippy!