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Pneumatics:
Why Use Pneumatics?
● Weight – Much lighter than motors (as long as several used)
● Simple – Much easier to mount than motors – Much simpler and more durable than rack and pinion
● More rugged – Cylinders can be stalled indefinitely without damage – Resistant to impacts
● Disadvantage: All the way in or all the way out
2016 Pneumatics manual (FIRST official)
Intro to pneumatics (Thank you, University of Waterloo)
Tips and Tricks
Skill level (pneumatic)
1
Have 2015 Pneumatics Guide in notebook, identify all parts of pneumatics circuit
2
Build a basic pneumatics circuit, troubleshoot
3
Implement a pneumatic mechanical system with design calculations
4
Complete pneumatic system used on a functioning robot
5
Working pneumatic system on competition robot