who to catch a round rod

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by electronics1, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. electronics1

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Aug 21, 2009
    My problem is that I need to do a robot that need to catch a round rod that have high of 1.5 meter
    I think maybe the robot will throw a cable that will catch the round rod
    But Who I can do that the robot will throw up a cable and catch the round rod ?
    Maybe you have other ideas to catch a round rod that is parallel to the ground and is 1.5 meter more high than the robot
  2. Papabravo


    Feb 24, 2006
    I'm having trouble with the geometry of the situation. Is the round rod traveling horizontaly at a height of 1.5 meters as if it were like a "thrown spear"? What is the penalty for missing the catch? Why do you need a robot to catch it?
  3. PIC_User


    Sep 22, 2008
    How long is the round rod?
    Is the round rod attached at either end?
    Is the round rod moving through the air?
    What is the round rod made (from) out of? Steel, wood, copper? Magnetic? Fragile?
    Can you attach sensors in the rod’s path to detect where, when it is located?
    Is the path of the rod a small narrow target or a wide window?
    How fast is the rod moving?
    Is the round rod guided between guides or pulleys?
    When it catches the rod, is the process finished?
    Is this a real project or a “thought experiment”?