pic: Team 619's bundle of joy

As with any new addition to the family, she has brought us great joy and a number of sleepless nights.

The two arms of the fork attached to the lift both rotate approximately 220 degrees. As of the ship date, she could score stacks of two tetras. Hopefully, however, by Thursday afternoon (in Richmond) this week, she will be able to score stacks of four or five.

I would like to invite everyone attending the NASA/VCU Regional Competition in Richmond to stop by Team 619’s pit to say hello. If you come by on Thursday, you will likely see us working furiously to increase our lifting capacity while at the same time trying to cut weight.

Good luck to all.


Note: The team is not pictured in its entirety.

There she is. She isn’t done yet, but she’s close.

The lift is a three stage, chain driven, closed loop system made with extruded aluminum (with a little help from some surgical tubing). The fork has arms that rotate in opposite directions, powered by a globe motor.

We never actually measured how high she can reach, but you can get an idea from the picture.

We didn’t have time to perform any serious testing before we had to ship. Hope she works. :slight_smile:


looks nice, very similar to our bot :slight_smile: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35409. is ours

Nice piece of bot! I think there will be tons of robots that can reach really high…shouldn’t there be a light on top of that thing? (Like the tower lights on top of towers :stuck_out_tongue: )

No such thing as too tall, dwarfs all of you though. :slight_smile:

Thanks very much for all of the kind words.

I can’t wait to see her again. Less than 9 hours to go… :smiley: