This is the bottom end of the loading mechanism. Loads ten balls in six seconds. The turret/shooter (made of plywood) can’t quite keep up at that rate… do we slow the loader or add another FP to the shooter?
At this point we are still well under weight, but will add more mass as we increase functionality this week. Then there’s the weight of all that code, too… but after watching some teams do rapid fire… more power to the shooter can’t be a BAD thing.
At this point last year we were about 15 pounds overweight.
Thank you for saying exactly what I thought the minute I set eyes on that picture! Someone truly took the time and effort to produce a beautiful functional piece! I, for one, enjoy woodworking as a hobby, and while good machinists can do great things with metal, I always love a good woodworking piece.
Excellent work team 1346!