Intake: Floating roller with (8x) 30A 1.625” Flex Wheels
Conveyor: Two rollers with (12x) 60A 1.625” Flex Wheels
Feeder: One roller with (6x) 30A 1.625” Flex Wheels
Shooter: (1x) 60A 4” Flex Wheel
Intake/Conveyor Ratio: 7:1 VersaPlanetary Lite + 36:60 Gear Reduction (11.66:1 Overall)
Feeder Ratio: 4:1 VersaPlanetary Lite + 36:60 Gear Reduction (6.6:1 Overall)
Shooter Ratio: 1:1 VersaPlanetary Lite
The intake features a floating roller, giving the intake added compliance when picking rings up off the floor. The rings are guided up the conveyor with 1x1 angles. This allows the intake to be wide, while allowing the rings to enter the shooter the same way every time. Both the intake and conveyor are powered off the same motor.
The feeder helps keep rings from entering the shooter too early. The feeder is intentionally geared faster than the intake/conveyor so that rings are accelerated going into the shooter.
The shooter is a 4” 60 Flex Wheel powered 1:1 off of a motor. To help adapt the motor’s small output shaft with the rest of the VEX V5 construction system, we used a 1:1 VersaPlanetary Lite with a Universal Female Output Shaft. This effectively adapts the motor’s 3mm output shaft to a ¼” ThunderSquare shaft.
Note: Many of the components used in the intake, conveyor, and shooter are items found in theEX Robotics FTC Starter Kit.