Here’s the robot that we were going to take to regionals, nationals, and hopefully Worlds, before it all got cancelled. We’ve developed a unique method of scoring towers, allowing more efficiency than the goofy design:
- The lift does not lift our intakes so the lift can move faster (each intake roller usually weighs more than a cube by itself)
- The intakes stay on the ground while lifting, so not only are the cubes prevented from falling out and “ratcheted” in the robot, but towers can also be scored while intaking simultaneously.
- In a match, the lift can be held up without taking away the ability to intake cubes from the ground. Paired with our bling drive, after all three stacks have been placed we would be able to play towers, hoard cubes, and play defense by pushing or blocking with the side of the robot.
The string on the side of the robot to enable the claw to move to the side when stacking with the tray is a bit janky, but we tested it with other robots in the same field and it never entangled with them because of the 1x1 L attached to the string. We would’ve improved it if we had more time.
4m 200RPM Bling Drive
2m 200RPM 18T Intakes with large flaps
1m 100RPM 1:15 Tilter
1m 100RPM 1:5 10-Bar
-J Ryan Shue, 1898A