Did I hear a gauntlet hit the floor???? Why YES I DID.......I heard it clear over on this side of the pond..
I've been working on tossing a ping pong ball for the toss event at Robogames. I'm not doing very well, due to the distance required. But just for fun I thought I would take on the challange.
A ping pong ball only weighs about 3 grams. Well thats not exactly fair, so I shoved enough small steel wire inside the ball I used to make it weigh 8 grams.
Now depending on how you measure the distance, The ball went between 24 inches (61 cm), and 30 inches (76 cm). The large square floor tiles are 12 inch X 12 inch. A unweighted ping pong ball (3g) goes 1 meter.
There are 3 arm servos involved and one foot servo. The foot servo in this case did not add any distance, just made it look a little cooler. But I still need to get a ball to go 1 meter but also have an altitude of 60 cm. when it hits.