What are some cool/creative ways your team (or really any team you know of) has used pneumatics? Just curious to see what some other teams have done
My favorite was 1124’s climber this year. It was two giant cylinders that lifted the robot. If they started climbing before time was up, they could keep climbing after time was called.
I do believe that there was some surgical tubing assisting in the climb, but the base of the mechanism was the giant piston.
Catapults - I know of teams who have used pneumatic catapults in 2008, 2014, and 2016
We’ve used small cylinders a couple teams to jostle game pieces into a better location (with varying success) in 2014 and 2015
Arms / intakes - you can rotate them up and down with pneumatics
Suction - 2014 and 2016 had some teams use low pressure to grab balls
Drivetrains - gear shifting, Power take-off, octocanum
Our funky little drivetrain this year used pistons to propel itself over defenses.
(And for gods sake mute the second video and turn off annotations, it’s a long story)
3647 did this too! The crowd always went wild when the pistons extended and we started to lift as the pistons were just so loud.
Where are the pistons located? I don’t see them.