I actually used to have one of those ramps when I was younger, the one pictured above. However, the downside would be the grade of the ramp, somewhere near 30 deg (at 12 high) right? How wide are they and tall? Couldn’t be +12 inches high I don’t think.
Likewise I always come up with good ideas after the game is over. I guess it is because I actually have time to sleep and rest so my brain can think properly. That is just a theory. Also because during the build season I am trying so hard to solve a problem, I fail to see the simplest of solutions even if they are right in front of my face.
I have a neighbor who has one of those ramps and I almost ran over it with my car because they left it in the street. It was on the side and I wondered how much air I would get but still my grandmother wouldn’t approve so I drove along…I saw this but failed to remember it was FIRST related.
Occasionally…(on the nights I take off from attending team meetings) lol
*And if I see a Skateboard ramp at an offseason with a big 228 in varsity letters on it, then I won’t bring up who I told my idea about this to in Boston and their affiliation with 228. (psst… It was Samm) :yikes: lol (Oh well, too late to not bring it up I guess. )
But… if you do attempt this, I want pics at least!
No no no, you misunderstood me I think… lol I didn’t hear about Amish-Bot from Samm. I told her about the bolt-on skateboard ramp idea of mine when we were in Boston for the regional almost too late to implement even back then…
I know with my team no one likes to take the easy way out -_-;;
I think you dismiss great ideas like that because everytime you have an idea that would be a simple answer to a complicated problem you can’t help but think it can’t possibly work that way to easy…and then you make a complicated thing…and it doesen’t work becuase its complicated…and then some uses the easy idea that you were sure never would of worked…I don’t know how many times that happened to me ;-;
Also great ideas always happen after build season because of trial and error. You see what worked for people and what didn’t. Its either that
the robotics gods just plain don’t like you =p!