Thanks everyone. This is without a doubt the most ambitious design we have undertaken and hopefully it will be successful.
The front roller assembly consists of a top roller which is directly driven by a rs-545 through a banebots 16:1 p60. This roller is connected to the bottom roller with polycord. We went with the 2 roller design so that the top roller would force the balls into the helix eliminating any jams. Also the red tube in front eliminates any chance of jamming and funnels the balls to the right side. Plus it looks really cool
The Pex tube is very easy to work with. We used the 1/2" diameter tube and it comes in rolls so all we had to do was roll it tighter depending on which loop we were making. It also worked perfectly with our brackets so that we could press the tubing into it instead of having to bolt it or screw it in.
I have seen a couple bots eerily similar to ours so I hope all of us decided on a solid design. It would be great to play with all of you guys at peachtree. I did see roswell’s bot and it looks awesome.
TTL…Our occupation is to hopefully win a spot to the DOME!!!