This is the rotating shaft of our intake installed between the lift arms. We are experimenting with different types of hose to use as “flappers” to gather up and deliver the minerals into the intake.

We also started working of installing motors on our lift mounting plate. We will use chain drives on two Andy Mark Neverest 60 gear motors to drive the lift. You can see how we did this following. 

This did not work out for us. Unfortunately, we found that we had installed nine – I repeat nine – DC motors. Oops! We can only install eight per game rules. We need to learn to count I guess.