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  • Scale to weigh balance

    Has anyone found a scale with a large enough platform to weigh the 18-inch robots? The local hardware and department stores have the common bathroom scales, but the robots are too big to balance on them.

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    If you want a larger scale, look at digital packing scales. We use the scale that is at our school, in the weight training room, as it has a 18x18 base.. but I dont know the name off the top of my head. Here is a 19.5 x 15.7 for 69.99 that I found with a quick search.

    https://jet.com/product/Costway-660l...saAr5wEALw_wcB
    2015 FTC World Champion - Valley X Robotics 2844 - Founding Memeber

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    • #3
      Put a couple of props across the scale wide enough to support the robot. Tare the scale with the props. If props too heavy to tare weigh props and subtract from robot.

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      • #4
        weigh yourself. get off scale if digital scale. grab robot and weigh you and robot. Do the math. easiest way will get you pretty close.

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        • #5
          Alot of teams seem to buying this one, and either having the robot sit on its frame when weighing, or making a larger platform that sits on the scale. We ended up purchasing this one. Lightweight and easy. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
          2015 FTC World Champion - Valley X Robotics 2844 - Founding Memeber

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          • #6
            Since your robot will need to hang anyway (or you can grab part of the frame), just use a luggage scale. Plenty accurate. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZWNGZFO
            Technical Coach, Newton Busters FTC 10138, FLL 3077
            Chicago 'burbs, IL

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