Many of you are discovering the challenge of designing complex systems in real time. It takes at least a couple days to build a basic elevator lift, which becomes especially frustrating if it ends up not working.
In the real world, engineers plan using 3D design software. This means you can build a virtual model of your system and test it before committing to it with hours of build time.
We can do this, too. You can download all the components in the VEX system, import what you want to build with into Fusion 360 (which you used to design your BeyBlades in grade 11), and build virtually to see if your plan will work.
There are many lift options: 6-bar, extended linkage, and elevator lifts are just a few.