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echin

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Re: Team Tamper Resistant
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2018, 08:02:27 pm »
I think the best way to deal with it is to make the triggering mechanism capable of applying a lot of force quickly. Perhaps an electromagnet would be appropriate. I suspect it's also quite important to minimize the mass of the moving linkage pieces. Another possible solution is to place the pivot of the fixed arm very close to the flywheel and use a cam to drive the flipper arm. With proper cam shape, it would be possible to smooth out the force profile a bit and avoid loading the mechanism until the linkage is fully engaged.

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Re: Team Tamper Resistant
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2018, 09:38:41 pm »
I like electromagnets :)  I've been trying to use them in my bots for years.  The best-working friction roller clutch I had on Magneato used electromagnets to capture the mechanism and springs that spring it into engagement when I turned them off. It was a little tricky to get right but drammatically reduced the firing reset time. Pretty complicated though..

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