its a generic “center needle collector” with a few twists
here are the specs
can collect and hold 7 tubes (should have been 8 :()
can score in any goal
can collect tubes one at a time AND in stacks
can de-score any amount of tubes off any goal posts
can HANG! (low hang only though :P)
the autonomous should idealy be 25 points
but if i cannot program that in time, then 7-16 pts
here is the pic you have all been waiting for! http://min.us/jcyhgI.JPG
that was last weeks robot btw
there are a few small add-ons since then
you’ll notice some parts are censored out, this is just the teaser
the full thing (along with 1107A and 1107C (ULTRA HIGH HANG!!!)) will follow after the competition (Nov. 20th)
hope to see you all there!
detachable hook, hmmmmm… thats a great idea!=D
close guess on the needle but not quite
we were going to have a strafe wheel but that didnt really work out and when we tried with 2 normal wheels, the handling was drastically lower
the pics will be up soon
a complete programming melt down today O.o
least we got it working again after 2 hrs…
some random mastercode problem -.-
Winches are useful sometimes even when you don’t have a detachable hook, like in the way we plan to achieve high hanging. We thought we had a rather unique approach… I’ll be interested to see if you beat us to it…
heres the full gallery as promised
i know im showing our design in detail, but it will probably be copied to bits because it did extremely well in our first competition today!
(btw these pics are from last week, so they were A LOT better by today :))
general description to the censored out parts
(roller motor) - we edited it a bit different, but its a nice was of putting the motor IN the arm-ish
(roller itself) - we figured that 5 hole spacing is too wide, and 4 hole is too narrow, so we custom drilled our holes onto a lexan mount
the drilled holes are circular too, so we dont have to add bulky bearing blocks
(descore mechanism) - it folds up at th beginning on the match to fit in the box, and then it flops back down
its simple and gets the job done well
(4bar) - hey look, its a TWO BAR!
it is half as light as a regular 4bar AND isn’t really a structural disadvantage (no bending, twisting :))
How fast is your lift? (I ask because I’ve seen other forklift bots do the same, and because clawbot closing takes about a quarter of a second, so the faster descore might literally come down to the arm speed.)
we RAM into the goalpost
and lift our arm (1:5 ratio with 4 motors running it)
my teammates will upload some vids later on and then you’ll see
most of the descore-ers in our competition seem to have a SLOW arm ratio (linear slides…)
and they fiddle for a few secs to aim it to claw the tubes
One of the lessons of these early tournaments is that descoring done well can completely change a match. Yesterday at Redmond I really noticed that 1107B and 10N were ferocious descorers (sorry Blake!). 1107B was obviously outstanding, with their ability to pop a stack of rings off a goal and then immediately load it up again.
I’ve been telling the members of our team that things have changed in Cascade region and that they should take Cambie seriously. I was right.
thanks Mr. Tyler for the praise
well be sure to win at OUR competition
im just waiting for some vids to be up and you’ll all get to see how devastating descoring can be (we lost a match because of that :()
and when you look at a score similar to 7-13 or something low like that, the robots can neither all have field problems, OR there could have just been really good descorers!
heh, knew someone would say that
1107A (with the claw)
has 8 motors 7:1 ratio arm that help them hang in 5 secs (+ 1-2 to aim and hook on)
have a one motor 1:7 winch that winches us up (slowly)
we also have a 4 motor 1:5 arm ratio that “assists” the hanging but it doesn’t do THAT much
it takes us around 10-15 secs from aim, to low hang
which is why we didnt really go for the hanging approach
within that time, we could have swung the game by 20-25 points!
(even thought we could do it consistently in practice)
An 8 motor arm. Based on the picture that i saw of them it looks like they have 1 motor on the claw and i would hope that they have at least 2 on drive. Do you mean 6 motors on the arm? What am i missing here?