Botball 2014 Kit Suggestions

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Ashwin Chakraborty
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I think we should allow more cameras for multi-color sorting.

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@kronos_5171: Do you mean like different types of cameras? Or more cameras?

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I would think a spring (like said before) would be awesome! Also I think a legitimate string. For an example a official set or at less a piece that comes in the set. This is coming for a builder, so this would be highly efficient for me. And I might be wrong, there might be a piece that I do not know about. I am a beginner so I could be incorrect. Anyway this is just a suggestion!

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@Harrison Cassar: I mean we should be able to have multiple cameras so that the robot can log different objects to get later and keep a track on them if they move.

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@Harrison Cassar: I mean we should be able to have multiple cameras so that the robot can log different objects to get later and keep a track on them if they move.

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We are allowed two cameras but for the suggestion of more cameras, first, it would not be practical because the range in which the HSV can detect the color is limited to a few feet and anything more than a few inches makes it quite unreliable. Also, the LINK is only capable of handling 4 HSV channels so even if we had more cameras, it would be highly impractical. So,like one of my previous suggestions, the deflection of light with a mirror would be more useful than just more cameras.

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Hello again. I just thought of something that I have really hoped that Botball would add to the kit: double-sided motors. For example, like the NXT/EV3 motors that come in the LEGO MINDSTORMS kits. I have really wanted these because many ideas that I have had many ideas with those kinds of motors that I have wanted to build with Botball parts without changing the design that much, however I couldn't because there is no double sided motors.
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Since we are talking about things that move, how about a servo that can turn 360 degrees but can be specified to a certain degree?

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@YuSheng.Chen: I definitely support that. Having a servo that can rotate one full rotation would be really valuable because servos have more power than motors, you can set it to a certain position, and also currently the servos only move about 200 degrees.

To add onto this suggestion, would there be a way to control how fast the servo moves but still keep it as strong as the servos are currently?

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Wow, Harrison, I really admire those guys who has an imagination. So far, you're the only one that I met who has an imagination. :). Anyway, since double motors were talked about, why not double servos?