We finished our robot with some time remaining but are still making some revisions for structural stability. I appreciate those who helped answer my questions! :)
Yes. Mount Vernon Township High School Illinois. were a little nervous. As a new team with limited build time, we flip caps and hit low flags. during build, at one point the robot arm was held together with at least 10 zip-ties
Is there a reason your wheels are so small? Can you park? If you have the extra time, id swap them out with larger wheels. 1st year teams will have much more alliance appeal if they can park.
I like the low design! Reminds me of 6490 in FRC last year. They delivered cubes the the vault in a very similar way.
Best of luck this weekend!
Cool robot, ours is very low to the ground too but it is a lot more complicated. We focus on flags and I will give you some advice. We look for a cap focused robot that can either lift fast or descore and can play defense and get onto the platform consistently. I would suggest adding a simple descorer and going for bigger wheels,(also mount the wheels with pillow bearings so they are lower to the ground) but don’t do that if it will make your cap flipper not work. Also last piece of advice is to do simple designs especially since it’s your fist year and work your way up
Oh, so you have H-drive? I personally think it's cool. Helped me a lot last year. I also used one (essentially custom) in FRC. It was kind of a pain with the forces exerted on that center wheel, but it was still really cool.
Anyway, use larger wheels to make sure you can climb platforms.
You're never done ;) There's always something you can make better.