Team Wiki: Recycle Rush: Elevator

2015 Elevator Design and Build Page

We decided on a design where "hooks" latch onto the handholds on each side of the box, lift the box up, place it on top of another box, lift the stack of two, and repeat as necessary. This design builds a stack inside of the robot, and to to place the stack on the scoring platform we just drive parallel onto the platform, lower the stack, and back away. We decided to use pneumatics to power the hooking mechanism and tested a pneumatic cylinder close to what we needed and found out that it could lift about 25lbs, so if we have enough of them we should be fine. Then we started to figure out how the hooking mechanism would actually work and what the "hooks" would be.