Very nice design, I’m assuming you plan on lifting 2 bots, and out of curiosity, how do you plan on lifting the “wings” up enough (4" or 12"), I also noticed the support legs on the wings, overall nice design
We aren’t sure yet how we will handle starting with the keeper, because as you’ve noticed it won’t fit in between our ramps when they are up like this. We think we might have enough room to put the claw right at the edge of the robot, then have the keeper in the claw and stick out beyond the frame. The other option is to put our arm up high enough, and rotate the claw up, so that the keeper sticks out the top.
The wings will just drop down on the sides. One side will drop to 13" high with the support legs; as for the ramp we’re considering lifting it up with a pneumatic if we have the weight (which is highly questionable).
Is your team using the IFI kit transmission from previous years ?
Great design, we also came up with the one ramp to platform idea, but it seems too narrow to fit another robot with bumpers across the middle of the robot with our arm design. Your arm seems quite compact, great job !