How to stay on the Centre Platform

  1. 4 months ago

    wue

    Jun 9 3204U

    Hello, does anyone have any ideas of how to not get pushed off the Centre Platform? Thanks!

  2. [TVA]Connor

    Jun 9 South Texas 1814D

    The rubber traction tires tend to work really well on the platforms as what I’ve heard. I would suggest only using two tires instead of 4-6 mainly because they have a lot of, you know, traction :).

  3. SpencerVaughan

    Jun 10 Melbourne, Australia 96498A

    We have a worm gear connected to a plate with antislip mats which elevate the robot and because of the mats prevent it from being pushed. Uses 1 motor and we’ve had no problems with it.

  4. Forrest Keller

    Jun 10 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 76209X

    If you have a 4 motor V5 base, you could implement a PID system that pushed against any changes.

  5. There was a robot in 3 days documentary that had a brake that would press against the floor. That's my main idea right now.

  6. [TVA]Connor

    Jun 10 South Texas 1814D

    @ReeseSteindler There was a robot in 3 days documentary that had a brake that would press against the floor. That's my main idea right now.

    Do you mean this one?

  7. @[TVA Connor]Do you mean this one?

    Yeah that one. There would have to be a work around for the pneumatics, but thats the general idea (similar to what @SpencerVaughan said)

  8. SpencerVaughan

    Jun 11 Melbourne, Australia 96498A

    @ReeseSteindler Yeah that one. There would have to be a work around for the pneumatics, but thats the general idea (similar to what @SpencerVaughan said)

    Something similar to that, we did it with one motor and we are using pneumatics, we aren’t using v5 however which is why we can get away with it :/

  9. dannybedro

    Jun 12 Los Angeles, California 448X

    @SpencerVaughan We have a worm gear connected to a plate with antislip mats which elevate the robot and because of the mats prevent it from being pushed. Uses 1 motor and we’ve had no problems with it.

    Is your bot still in 18 even after being elevated?

  10. SpencerVaughan

    Jun 12 Melbourne, Australia 96498A

    @dannybedro Is your bot still in 18 even after being elevated?

    Yeah it just raises it so the wheels are slightly above the floor, fits in 18” easily.

  11. dannybedro

    Jun 13 Los Angeles, California 448X

    @SpencerVaughan Yeah it just raises it so the wheels are slightly above the floor, fits in 18” easily.

    Nice

  12. Leeoon

    Jun 14 Derry New Hampshire 241E

    I really wouldn't bother with the center platform. There are more points to be earned from playing the game the whole time.

  13. [TVA]Connor

    Jun 14 South Texas 1814D
    Edited 4 months ago by [TVA]Connor

    @Leeoon I really wouldn't bother with the center platform. There are more points to be earned from playing the game the whole time.

    That is true, but there's still a big factor with the center platform... When it gets more competitive I am certain that there will always be someone who parks before a match ends. Whether it's your alliance or not, someone is most probably going to be getting that 6 points, which 2 parks in the center platform is 28% of the maximum score possible. And that's assuming that your opponents are not scoring what-so-ever.

 

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