Posted by rebecca at 1/12/2001 2:10 AM EST
Student on team #192, gunn robotics team, from gunn high school.
In Reply to: My bad…
Posted by Joe Johnson on 1/11/2001 9:10 PM EST:
We tried this stuff out today, with a finished ramp, goals, ect. With the goal on the floor, it you balance it just right so that the “grab bar” on the bottom works to prop up the goal, balls can stay. also your robot could just hold the goal in the correct position.
as for balancing a goal on its side…its seems hard to even get it on there due to the weight of the goal, but i bet some teams will do it. after its on, a big bal can theoretically balance
: Sorry, I am reading 100 mph in order to get through all
: the new messages.
: As to trying this, we have after a fashion. Our ramp
: is not 100% complete, so the results are preliminary.
: Here goes: On the floor the base determines the
: orientation of the PVC pipes. In the natural resting
: position on its side, a pipe is at 12 o’clock so a big
: ball cannot really balance effectly.
: BUT… if the goal can be supported on the ramp so that
: the wood base is hanging in the air their are pipes at
: approx. 11 and 1 o’clock. This allows 2 balls to be
: put on the goal, though they are not what I would call
: If two goals are placed cross wise to the bridge (one
: on each side for balance), it seems possible in theory
: to hold all 4 balls on top. We initial thought that
: the “valley” between these cross wise goals would make
: a nice place to put balls, but then we remembered that
: we don’t have the weight poles on the goal yet. I
: guess that the balls would rest against one of these
: poles negating the 10 points.
: Teams are welcome to try this method, but on balance,
: it doesn’t seem to promising imho.
: Joe J.