What do you recommend me for my proyect?

Hello there, I was wondering if I could build something like a battering ram over a RC tank. It's for a school project that consists in battle robots, and i came up with this idea. I was thinking in solenoids, but what is the best option?

Never heard of thinking in solenoids! I try to think in dollars. Try to explain a bit better what you really want to do.

Paul

The options are probably a capacitor-bank powered solenoid or pneumatics. You need
a lot of power, but only for a short time, so some sort of stored-energy device is a good
match - compressed air for pneumatics, capacitors for solenoid. What sort of size and weight
robots are we talking?

I'm thinking about something like 1/16 RC cars. The weight is not defined yet.

dweggg:
I'm thinking about something like 1/16 RC cars. The weight is not defined yet.

You should probably wait to know what the weight cap is, it could dramatically affect your options.