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.
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.