Our team also developed the idea to build a telescopic arm that, once we grabbed hold of the towers and had them positioned in the correct zone, our robot would extend an arm about 8 feet into our home zone. That way we would have the ability to score the maximum points by utilizing both ways.

We began making the protoype system from some PVC, wood, and copper piping on the eighteenth of January. It had four, five-foot sections and although we were able to get the first four sections to function correctly, whenever we added the last section, it wouldn't work. It took us another week to make the telescopic arm functional.

We decided to us the FP-Xmission motor and even had it placed on the robot. However, we ran our of time and decided the entanglement rule would prevent us from using the arm.

 

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