Our Robot consists of three major components: The Chassis, Lift, and Intake. All were built dependently for accuracy.
Our Chassis consists of 4 393 Motors (geared internally for Torque) chained at a 1:1 ratio.
We use mechanum wheels for our drive train which allow us to maneuver easily around goals.
We have a 2 1/2 stage lift. The lift is run by 6-269 motors at a 3:1 ratio.
Our half stage is due to an extra 4 inches we need which proved unnecessary to add a full two more slides to give us 16 more inches.
Our intake is 8 inches wide and 6.5 inches long. The front of the intake is open to allow us to drive directly into a stack of two objects without having to lift over them.
We have a pneumatic clamp which uses two pneumatics to pull the objects back inside the intake to prevent them falling out the open front.
Our intake allows us to hold approximately 4 to 5 objects.
Feel free to ask any questions or specs that we may have missed on our bot.
Thank you for your help this year, we were great partners at Xavier and the World Warm-up. I hope we get to see you next year and we will be sure to get you into the SMC competition. We are retiring 1200C Technical Breakdown but you will see us around on another team like we told you at the warm-up. Thanks for all your help this year because we think that without you there is a pretty good chance that we wouldn’t have made it to worlds this year, let alone receive the Divisional Excellence Award. Good luck in VEX Sack Attack and feel free to contact us. bgambsky, X-Factor, and 13Arobot13 are the three members on the forum on this team moving on.:D:D:D
we did really good at the warm-up. i watched you guys on webcast and i must compliment your programmer, your autonomous was absolutely amazing at warm-up and worlds! i also noticed you were awarded the excellence award at worlds and that is quite an amazing accomplishment and you really deserve it. i have some big plans for next season and i’ll be look out for you guys.
So the motors are driven by three 18 tooth sprockets.
The chain runs over the top sprocket to the bottom of the “first stage” which has a 6 tooth sprocket.
It then runs back up to the top of the “First stage” again and around the sprocket at the top of the “First stage”.
Then it is repeated from the first stage to the second stage. The chain runs from the top of the “First stage” with a 6 tooth sprocket to the bottom of the “Second stage”.
The chain runs back up again from the bottom of the “second stage” to the top of the “Second stage”.
Finally, it runs over the top sprocket of the second stage and attaches to the intake which runs on another slide to give a couple extra inches, then down to the base of the chassis and back to the motors.
It creates a lock that allows each stage to pull up separately. I will try to get a picture of it tonight.
@bgambsky/X-factor: which tournament(s) did you guys win excellence awards at and which online challenges did you submit? the rules say both are required for excellence award at worlds and i do not remember you having an online challenge submission…