As some of you may be aware, the NZ national competition will be held next weekend (1st, 2nd, 3rd March). The NZ teams are starting to get hyped, and we thought we would give you guys a little taste of our robot.
We have decided to do something a little different for our reveal this year… Below you will see a link to a picture of our robot. No, it is not a black box. There is a few days to our national competition, each day one piece of “block” will be removed from the image (a new image will be posted) , or a new piece of information about the robot will be released…. If we are feeling in a risky mood we might even do both However, if we release information we will release two versions of it… one true, one false (in the same post) – the correct answer will be revealed the day after, with an explanation.
So as you can see, we want to reveal our robot, but also have a bit of fun with it in a different way to the usual “teasers”.
Just a bit of background on Skipper V4:
It has won every competition it has entered (3 so far i think? But a lot more if you include v3 and v2…)
It has a robot skills score of more than 360 (we dont want to say quite how much just yet…)
With 3 tanks? No way. I’m thinking it’s a piston-assisted lift (you remember his 2nd team’s original reveal?) with perhaps a flip-down spatula(or something like that) which can score on the high goal from sacks on the ground
Day 2 fact (version 1): We can lift 20 objects with 2 393 motors on 7:1.
Day 2 fact (version 2): We can lift 15 objects with 2 393 motors on 7:1.
Day 2 fact (version 3): We can lift 25 objects with 2 393 motors on 7:1.
Day 2 fact (version 4): None of the above.
The correct answer to day 1 was version 1, we have a 1.6:1 drive.
Day 3 fact (version 1): We can score 80pts with the driver control loads on the high goal in skills.
Day 3 fact (version 2): We can score 50pts with the driver control loads in the high goal in skills.
We are getting closer to nationals now… a couple of things have changed on the robot, might have to update the picture tomorrow