Feature Contributor Design Comment Strategy Comment
Cargo Floor Intake Karthik Nice geometry, but the intake is narrow. I wonder what happens when approach the ball a bit off center. Does the intake end up pushing the ball away? Chasing game pieces is never good

Cargo Floor Intake
Mason Motors with versa planetaries is a great solution for teams to reduce the number of possible failure points. The intake would likely work even better if rotated 90 degrees so the axis of rotation is horizontal.

Cargo into Rocket Stage 1
Karthik Launching is a simple way to hit the higher levels without the complication of an arm/elevator. Worth considering
Cargo into Rocket Stage 1 Mason Requires setting the angle of the wrist to within a small range is challening without sensors and programming.
Cargo into Rocket Stage 2 Karthik Launching is a simple way to hit the higher levels without the complication of an arm/elevator. Worth considering
Cargo into Rocket Stage 2 Mason This solution is likely to be ineffective during match play. The alginment challenge is very difficult and the target is not much larger than the ball.
Cargo Launcher Karthik Launching is a simple way to hit the higher levels without the complication of an arm/elevator. Worth considering
Cargo Launcher Mason Easy mechanism to make, but is it needed with the wheels being motor controlled?
HAB Level 2 Karthik This is a neat way of climbing that could really lead to some cool designs
HAB Level 2 Mason This idea has some teeth, but would be simpler if pnuematic pistons were used in place of motor driven linear extensions.
HAB Level 2 Sandstorm Karthik That does the trick, but I wonder how it holds up making that drop over and over again throughout the season Teams should definitely be considering robustness when designing their drivetrain to descent from Level 2
HAB Level 2 Sandstorm Mason 6" wheels makes this a low risk move, but be sure to test with bumpers and understand how much velocity is needed to not get stuck.
Hatch Human Player Load Karthik Really nice concept, with lots of room to optimize Not being reliant on the Velcro is a good thing
Hatch Human Player Load Mason This solution is easy to implement and allows for moderate misalignment.
Hatch onto Rocket Stage 1 Karthik Really nice concept, with lots of room to optimize
Hatch onto Rocket Stage 1 Mason The driver can ensure the hatch panel has attached before disengaging which increases the chance of a successful score.
Overall Mason This is a good example of competitive functionality. Overall alignment when scoring will be difficult and require skill from a driver. The mechanisms that interact with the gamepiece have potential.