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Robot with a single flywheel launcher (left) and slip gear linear punch (right) A launcher is a mechanism that throws a game object into the air. This mechanism is useful in games that require scoring the game object in a location the robot cannot reach or access. Launchers saw some use during VRC Toss Up and VRC Starstruck but the mechanism saw prominent usage in VRC Nothing But Net due to the location of the goals and a strict restriction against expanding outside the 18in by 18in by 18in area. 1) Several prominent launcher designs exist as a result of its heavy usage during VRC Nothing But Net.

Types of Launchers

By no means is this list exclusive

  • Catapult
    • Pneumatic
    • Slip gear
  • Flywheel
    • Single wheel
    • Double wheel
  • Linear Punch
    • Nautilus
    • Slip gear
robot_design/launcher.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/12 06:53 by