Monday, January 09, 2006

Wheel based shooter

I think that the most accurate and easiest to program type of shooter would basically spit out the balls with wheels, similar to a baseball pitching machine. It would have two wheels a ball's diameter apart that would spin together to launch a ball out of a (fixed) angled shoot. The largest problem is with DC motors, speed depends on battery level, so we would have to use a voltage regulater. Perhaps, though, one is already incorporated in the victor speed controllers...

And one request,
PLEASE PLEASE change your visable name to be just your first name. It's really hard to keep track of everyone on robotics so do us all a favor and make your display name the one your parents gave you.

6 comments:

thunder & lightning said...

do i have to? can i be special? or is this the kind of thing where i need to set an example for the rest of my team? i dunno, don't you think "OH! thunder and lightning! that must be chrissy!"

TranquilityBase said...
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TranquilityBase said...

Awww....but I said tranquilitybase=alecia earlier on.

HomogeneousTransform said...

Y'know, I think we're getting to know each other by our nicknames . . . so I think it's okay. Let's try to sign our posts with our real name though, for a bit, like this:

- Em

thunder & lightning said...

good idea em

-chrissy

Kersten said...

oui, oui

-Kersten