*62 has now changed to 62a*
The goal of this robot was to create a very low lift mass/load ratio, as well as hopefully convert some people from the overbuilt, unneeded lift capacities of a rd4b.
- 1 Piston "pad roller" intake (as seen on ri3d)
- 4 motor 4" HS drive
- 2 motor 4 bar mobile goal intake
- 3 motor "Schlucas" arm
2 motors 1:7 HS stage 1 arm (Quadrienture encoder controlled)
1 motor 1:5 HT stage 2 arm (potentiometer controlled)
12 cone capability
Feedback after first competition*
- super light (≈8lbs with no battery), resulting in a super fast and nimble drive.
- Mobile goal intake worked amazingly
- Lift worked very well
- intake could use some more work
- the lift was only run at 60% speed due to lack of tuning time
The main takeaway was that the lift worked very well, even despite our main concern of the rotational torque applied by the cone causing the position to be off. However, we found the arm to be much stronger than previously thought. This is a fairly simple robot to build, however, it does take some programming skill. If you know how to program using PID and your considering a rd4b, maybe try this instead :)