Sunday, January 20, 2019

2019 Day 15: Cargo Intake Prototype

We have spent some time putting together a more complete intake prototype. Our protopipe system has been a huge help with this. The same frame we used for the original prototype has been able to be rapidly modified in multiple ways to continue it's usefulness in our testing.

We have been able to build the intake mechanism to the same angle and heights that we have in CAD and even be able to add multiple moving and hinged parts. An old set of bumpers were set on 2x4s to mimic this year's bumper height and the prototype was placed inside of them at the right distance and height. 

We found that we can easily add constant force springs to the protopipe setup by just sliding them over a section of pipe and screwing them in to the moving arm.

- Spectrum

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