Over the Bumper Intake

We have always used a cut-out frame to intake game pieces. This year, we decided to prototype an over-the-bumper intake mechanism.


  • We used Protopipe and VersaRollers to build a basic over-the-bumper intake for the Infinite Recharge power cells.

  • This first version uses the HTD belts we had on hand. It may perform better with different sized belts.


  • Modified the setup to make initial contact with the ball consistent.

  • The arm can rotate slightly as the ball moves through the intake. This flexibility improved performance. It just worked better!

    • Flexibility is also nice in competition because if it hits another robot or the wall, it is more likely to bend and bounce back, not break.

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