We initially intended to film a reveal after worlds, but did not have enough time due to our preparation for the Showdown in the Southeast last week. After finishing as tournament champions and excellence award winners, we were even more motivated to create a reveal to showcase our robot. Although late, it is now finally complete!
In the past we used CAD to some extent, but this year was the first that we completely designed each iteration of the robot in CAD before building (partly due the pandemic). While we did not follow the digital plan exactly, it greatly helped with the layout of components, made building more efficient, and allowed for us to optimize the design before physically building. We are definitely utilizing CAD again in Tipping Point!
Our robot is also fairly unique as it has a ratchet as part of the mechanism connecting the top rollers to allow the storage of one ball while simultaneously ejecting unwanted balls out the back (this can be seen at 1:42 in the reveal). While we did not use this feature as much as initially intended, it was helpful for ball control in skills and helped to set our robot apart from the meta hood design.
1691A is proud to present our Change Up robot!
- 1m 600 rpm top rollers (1200 rpm front roller) with ratchet for ball control
- 1m 600 rpm bottom rollers
- 2m 200 rpm intakes (4" flex wheels)
- 4m 200 rpm x-drive (4")
- Line trackers for ball placement in robot
- Vision sensor for aligning with balls
- Encoders/Tracking wheels for odometry
We would like to thank all of our alliance partners throughout the season (both in-person and LRT) and the volunteers who spent countless hours to help run the many events we attended. Good luck in Tipping Point!