Trying to come up with some “high level” climber ideas for the multi-stage aspects of this year’s climb to L3/L4.
This is the first idea I’ve come up with that seems “simple” (at least conceptually):
You could extend this concept into an L4 climb in a few different ways (all just as implementation-heavy as the rest). Two poorly thought out ideas:
- Articulate the right hook along the green bar (and springify it) to allow a 2013 inspired inchworm-like approach
- Strap a second one on the robot
I’ve also had the (maybe terrible, maybe genius) idea of using a CoreXY inspired kinematics system to keep the motors and electronics on the chassis-end of the mechanism.
EDIT: I don’t think the center of gravity works quite right on the “disconnection” phase of this… Back to the drawing board I guess…
EDIT 2: Extending the green bar further to the left of the left hook could make the math work out on COG. Similarly, some kind of passively articulating, angularly-limited joint connecting the robot to the green bar could provide the appropriate COG shifting or bar rotation needed to “disconnect” from L2
Anyone else have any brain vomit they’d like to share?