Check theMousetrap Vehicle Wiki. I'd suggest using the third option (you may have to move your mousetraps). From experience, I'd also like to add that while math is all fine and good, you should test your vehicle to see how many winds you need. 18 is on the wiki (if its still there, I put it there), but due to inertia, I ended up using 16.NYC Metro regionals are in two weeks, and I've yet to figure out a stop-and-reverse mechanism for my vehicle yet. I have both mousetraps in place with lever arms, it runs straight (built vehicle out of robot parts salvaged from my Sumobot trial event), and it stops right between the 7m and 8m line, but I don't know how to make it reverse :\ Can anyone give me advice how to make this work? I'll be willing to help with Trajectory, Mission Possible, Sumobot (NYS trial) or Ecology in exchange for any suggestions here, please. Thanks :]
I took some mechanics wire (the heavy black wire used to hang parts in spray booths or tie things together) and created linkage between the 2 traps. When the first lever-arm comes down, it presses on the wire, and it in turn presses on the trigger of the second trap.I tried to follow what the wiki said, I've been at school 'till 7 or 8 all week trying to figure it out, but it just doesn't work. Can I see some sample pictures of how you guys did it? I'm desperate here.
And I'm in NY if you don't want to share with in-state competitors (never been to Nats, don't think it's gonna change).
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