4591D Worlds update

Well, I think we can all agree that this season was anything but ordinary, but congrats to those who pushed through it and are competing at Worlds this year! This group, shockingly, includes my team. Anyways, enough about that. I don’t have any video of my robot at this moment, but I can share some pictures that give a general idea of the robot.


IMG_0402 IMG_0404

Motor distribution

4-motor drive, not geared
2-motor HS intakes
1-motor HT(high torque) lift
1-motor tray intake

Our robot evolved a lot over this past year. From at one point being a wallbot, to a single-ball capacity traybot(seen here), now to this. I’d be happy to answer any questions that pop up!

Edit: Corrected a spelling mistake


I may look like and idiot here. But how does it score?

It intakes balls onto the tray, the tray raises, and the tray outtakes the balls at the top. I can get a video here in a bit, if that would be more helpful.


RobotScoring.mp4 - Google Drive


Seems decent! Have you had any problems with the tread for the conveyor breaking?
Also, I bet you could speed up that lift a little more, especially with some rubber banding. And you seem to have a deadzone that forces you to pick up 2 balls to be able to lift them, a more TT style intake might help with that. But other than that, some good driver practice, and you should be good to go!

We didn’t have problems with the conveyor breaking, per se, but we did have a large issue where the flaps would catch on the intakes, and the tray would cease to go up. We had our Worlds runs today, and we did quite good(for us) in driver skills(a 55 was our top, which wasn’t what we were aiming for, but we’ll take it), but the lift kept catching, which screwed up all of our programming runs. It would work perfectly off-camera, then once we got in a call with a judge, it would fail miserably.

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