FTC 12788 2019 Intake

A compact hypothetical intake for FTC team 12788's 2019-2020 season.


Project Summary

The 12788 robot needed an intake system, but we had prioritized other design tasks for the first part of the year. In the week before winter break, I created this design as a potential solution. While we ultimately chose a different design, I am still very proud of the spatial efficiency of this design. It had to fully fold into a 9" x 3.5" space while also being capable of folding out to accommodate 4" x 8" blocks. It took many scrapped redesigns to package the motors and other mechanical components in a secure and functional way while preserving functionality, but the end result was a model that would have worked if constructed.

You can view the robot's subsystems below.