Our Teeshirt launching robot at work.

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In summary, the high school football game was exciting to watch as the team's T-shirt cannon shot shirts high into the air. The design is simple and efficient and it is great to see the functionality in action.
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What, no semi-automatic action?

Nah, that's awesome. Would love to build something like that.

Would have to 'upgrade' the cannons though.
 
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the output looks to be about face-high
 
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And anyone who looks down the barrel shall be rightly served with a Darwin nomination should the worst happen!
 
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Integral, buddy,

Will you share the design features? Team 2168 is just about to start our own T-shirt cannon, but that one takes the cake!
 
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Chi,
It is really pretty simple, we cheated by pulling an existing chassis out of the stack of old robots piled in the corner. It is 6 wheel drive with the center wheels 1/8" lower then the others, thus the ability to spin like it does. The entire drive train was in place, we did have to replace some gears which had been cannibalized. We used the old first controller since we can leave it in place permanently and Victors for the speed control.


The launchers are 2" diameter and 5' long. We mounted them at 45deg to maximize range and to avoid the possibility of a flat trajectory shot into the audience. I want the shirts floating down from above, not being fired down someones throat.

We have 2 compressors each charging 2 3" x 30" chambers made of schedule 80 PVC rated at 260psi. The chambers are connected to the barrels through a 1" irrigation valve which is controlled by a SPIKE and the controller.

One of the barrels is behind a check valve so that they can be charged simultaneously but fired separately.


http://jalopnik.com/5646965/t+shirt+shooting-a10-warthog-monster-truck-is-everything-right-with-america" is the laucher that take the cake the pie and everything inbetween!
 
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To maximize distance you should be aiming higher than 45 degrees, since the stands are elevated.
 
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We are pretty happy with the range as it stands. The main factor in the range is how tight we roll the teeshirt. So this gives us some control, since we have just used it twice we still have some learning to do.
 
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Integral said:
We are pretty happy with the range as it stands.

No doubt! It's pretty amazing all around.
 
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Wow that's awesome! I sure would love to have your knowledge Integral.
 
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Fantastic robot! :smile:

It could replace me throwing off my t-shirt when I come back from school! :biggrin:
 
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Lol, too funny! Good antics on the part of the operator. :)
 

Related to Our Teeshirt launching robot at work.

1. How does the teeshirt launching robot work?

The teeshirt launching robot uses a combination of sensors, motors, and programming to accurately launch teeshirts to a designated target. It uses a series of calculations to determine the angle and force needed for the launch, and then executes the launch using its motors.

2. What is the purpose of the teeshirt launching robot?

The teeshirt launching robot was designed for entertainment purposes. It provides a fun and interactive experience for individuals and groups, and can be used at events, parties, or in a recreational setting.

3. Is the teeshirt launching robot safe to use?

Yes, the teeshirt launching robot is designed with safety in mind. It is equipped with sensors to detect any obstacles in its path and will automatically stop the launch if necessary. Additionally, it has a limited range and cannot launch teeshirts at high speeds, making it safe for use by individuals of all ages.

4. How accurate is the teeshirt launching robot?

The teeshirt launching robot is highly accurate. It uses precise calculations and advanced sensors to ensure that the teeshirt is launched to the designated target with minimal error. However, external factors such as wind or uneven surfaces may affect its accuracy.

5. Can the teeshirt launching robot be customized?

Yes, the teeshirt launching robot can be customized to a certain extent. Its programming can be modified to adjust the angle and force of the launch, and its appearance can be customized with different colors and designs. However, its overall functionality and safety features cannot be altered.

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