Hi! This is team 5278C from Georgia, United States.
8-motor flip-out x-drive
Geared at approximately 1:2.26
Stronger than most 4-motor base bots and 1:2 6-motor base bots
May change gearing to 1:1.41 depending on strategic demands at worlds
Can cross the bump forwards, backwards, and strafing; can turn while on the bump.
4 double-acting piston pneumatic lift. The lift is functional with two, but four gives us a much higher number of lifts.
about 14 lifts per match with 4 reservoirs filled at 100 psi- may be tuned to better performance. We hope to be able to borrow more reservoirs at Anaheim!
4 single-acting piston back launcher. It can make full-field shots, but the lift often uses up the air required to make full-field shots.
Standoff launcher inspired by 5003, chosen because of its compactness and a shortage of aluminum c-channels.
2-motor side intake, capable of both big balls and buckyballs.
“Magic” buckyball intake and the big ball intake doesn’t require a wall.
It is our first year competing in Vex Robotics, and as a result performed very poorly throughout the year until later in the year (basically until the state championship)
There, our robot (essentially rebuilt from scratch within a week, now partially disassembled in the background) performed very well, losing two matches in the qualifications because of a bad autonomous that caused us to tip on the 12" bar and bad motors. We finished as tournament finalists with 1961C and 4495A.
We may or may not clean up the messy wiring by worlds. Hope to see you there, and visit our pit!