Hello everyone, I recently uploaded video of 24C’s first try at a Round Up robot, the basic concept was:
- We wanted a fast drivetrain.
- We wanted to be able to score and descore with the same mechanism.
- We wanted a High-Hang.
Unfortunately, this design didn’t cover one of those, the High-Hang. We did have time to test out some methods, but in the end by competition day we did not have a hanging robot.
The basic design is a 4-wheel tank drive powered by two 2-wire 393 motors and two 3-wire motors, geared up 1:2 for speed. Also there is a 4-bar lift powered by two 2-wire 393 motors, geared down 5:1 for torque, which is used to raise and lower our tube-collector, which at this tournament was a cylinder made mostly out of aluminum strapping, with three rollers powered by three 3-wire motors on the bottom, which were direct driven and placed in a Y configuration, to pick up tubes. (At our first competition we had a lot of difficulty picking up tubes with only two rollers. As you can see, we still had some trouble with even three rollers, which is one reason why this robot is no longer with us.)
So anyway, here are the 3 videos:
Part 1/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSNrhrqL1S0
Part 2/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc4lSEnCFZA&feature=related
Part 3/3: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrSB2SAJUvE&feature=related (Part 3 also has video of our other two robots competing in the finals, 24A, and 24B, who went on to win the tournament.)
P.S. Hoping to put more video of this robot and possibly our newest design, 24C 3.0. (As I don’t think we ever got any video of our 2.0 design, which unfortunately, was probably the biggest fail at building a robot I’ve ever had, although I did learn a lot from building it, as you do from making mistakes. :p)](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrSB2SAJUvE&feature=related (Part 3 also has video of our other two robots competing in the finals, 24A, and 24B, who went on to win the tournament.))