- 03 Jun 2017
- VEX Robotics
- VEX IQ Challenge 2016-2017 Crossover, VEX IQ, Methodology, VEX IQ 2016, Teacher's Note, Construction
In this section of the course it is time to think not only on how to grab a single Hexball but how to grab 2, 3, 4 or even more Hexballs. The first task for you is to think of such a way and here are the details. During the competition you have a limited time. I think it was about a minute. And for this minute you should bring as many of the Hexballs as possible to the other field and leave them on the Goal Assembly. You can do this with a single attachment that grabs one Hexball at a time but this will be kind of slow. So, the goal is to grab as many Hexballs as possible with a single attachment. Your next task is to think of a way following the same principles as this attachment here think of a way to extend this attachment so that it can work with 2 Hexballs. Then if you manage to do it, think of a way to make it work with 3 Hexballs. And in such a way continue to the maximum. What is the maximum? It's a limitation based on the parts that you have. The more motors and parts that you have, the more Hexballs that you will be able to take. For those of you familiar with the competition there was one more limitation but we are not limiting your attachments currently on this limitation and this was the bridge. On the field there was kind of a large bridge and if you build a very large attachment, it is difficult to pass through the bridge with this attachment. But for now we don't limit your attachments based on the bridge. Just try to expand them based on the parts that you have to be able to take 2, 3, 4 or even more Hexballs at a time. Just to grab them.