@rxian Very elegant and effective build... im a fan!
Noticed your drive had 4 unpowered wheels covered in anti-slip mats, out of curiosity, how well do they aid in climbing the centre platform (and why were the front two removed in some matches?)
We call them guide wheels and they significantly help with parking. We can't park without them on the robot. The reason that the number of guide wheels changes is simply that we competed with the robot over a few competitions and the match videos are all from different times when the robot was in a slightly different configuration. We removed two of the guide wheels at one point because we just didn't want to park in that direction as it isn't actually the front of the robot. The front of the robot is in the direction of the cap flipper and the way the catapult fires, not the direction of the intake.
@Vyx I'm guessing this [attachment:5be8504abd958] is to hold the catapult for your autonomous run only as you dont have a ratchet
Why did you only put screws in some of the omni rollers?
Yep, those hooks are for holding the catapult down so we can fire instantly in autonomous. For our omni rollers if you're wondering why we don't have screws in all of the rollers it's simply because they occasionally fall out and we're far too lazy to consistently replace them. If you're asking why only our center wheels have screws in them it's so we can still turn well. Having bling wheels on the front or back of your drive screws with the point your robot turns around (and makes turning worse in general).
@Humzah So at 1:05 you guys have a closeup of your intake loading the two balls. I presume that the idea is that the second ball knocks the first ball from the outer nest into the inner nest. How accurate is this system of loading, especially when driving around?
That system of intaking did work pretty well overall. It takes a lot of work to tune and get it working well, but when it does it tends to be very reliable. We don't really have trouble intaking while driving around, it's a pretty consistent method (Once you get it working good).
@Vyx What are you going to name your 4th robot?
I guess you'll see next year....