We will gradually be revealing little bits and pieces of our all new world championship robot. 2 hints of one of it’s most unique features would be its name “Isochronos” and the fact that it is on the Verge of being completed.
well if i got the starting time correct then it is making reference to a “3:17” im not a builder nor do i know a thing about gear ratios so maybe someone can fill me in on if this is even a possible gearing ratio?
It might be a reference to the weight of their robot as they have been trying to lower their robot’s weight lately as can be seen from their past update thread. The link sent us to 3:20 of the song. This could mean 3.2 pounds (highly unlikely) or 3.2 kilograms (About 7.05 pounds)
I think you are on to something. A 1:7 ratio is common this year, ( 12t gear to 84t gear) So to elaborate your theory the “3” could represent 3 motors powering the lift, and the “17” could resemble a 1:7,
At first I thought the Bohemian Rhapsody clue was pointing towards the kaleidoscope (Couldn’t think of a better term) style portion. I thought the robot might split into like 5 different bots:p, but then I caught on to the timing aspect.
3/17 is roughly equal to 1/5.66 which would be a speedy but usable arm ratio. it’s very close to the large turntable bearings (5.5).
I really don’t know:D. With the really cool C-Channels they posted on their facebook page a while back, the robot will definetely be very interesting and with SBD’s track record it will be very effective on the battle field and a formidable opponent.
Can’t wait to see you guys at worlds. Maybe we’ll get to compete with (or against:() the new robot!](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escapement (I searched Verge and Isochronous and came up with that))
Is it something related to the verge/Galileo’s escapement? Because the video points towards Galileo and he invented the isochronous pendulum. My guess would be a winch mechanism for your hang, but I’m probably wrong
Thanks Maxx, I hope we end up in the same division as well! While I doubt we could beat Floyd II we always seem to compliment him well the way we both write our autonomous programs. It’s almost funny how we seem to score most of the match points in autonomous together when we are alliance partners.
Just shooting in the pond, but I don’t think that they will have a six-bar but if they do it will be very special(in a good way). I can guarantee one think it will be awesome.
Also that screw look like it has had the head shaved off a little
Make sure the diameters are right. I’m sure you looked before you bought them, but if they’re off from the sizes listed above you would have to replace them all with legal ones at Inspection. Which would be a pain.
They are legal, they are 8-32 X 2" nylon screws and washers. They are socket cap screws, I will post a better picture when I can, but here is the link to them.
I like the VEX button Head screws, but having cap screws for motors is nice, and their set screws for the locking collars rock. I decided to order these a while back and I am using the nylon nuts a lot, and the screws in a few places.