5842Z CAD reveal

That’s just there for reminder for us, we are still trying to decide what we prefer driver wise as they both are very viable

Nice job! Great to see other florida teams switching to #catagang ! Although I am not competing in FL anymore (or in VRC for that matter), I am interested in seeing how well y’all do this season!

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this is gonna be a pain in the butt to load with suck a steep angle

How is your shooter working? What is the basic principle behind it? How does it work?

it’s a catapult. it catapults things.


we have a solution for this : )

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Does it have a catalog of vex parts then? First time hearing of this, have been using fusion 360, is it worth checking out?

Yes it does. Protobot is specifically designed for Vex. I used it to model my robot for Spin up. Last year for tipping point I used inventor. I found Protobot more efficient than inventor when it came to vex, but inventor and fusion 360 also has a lot more features to allow you to model things like lexan sheets and chain. Protobot is also a bit buggy because it’s in it’s beta phases.


How do you get your discs into the catapult mechanism? I have been staring at it for hours wondering how they get in. Do you guys just use pre and match loads?

An intake that intake things


Please, how is it done. No seriously though.

it uses an intake, as very clearly seen by all the flex wheels, but the piece that is going to act as a backing for the discs to ride on is a 606x inspired polycarbonate wall with spacer rollers.


an intake, there really isn’t more to say


Can you import modified files to it?

You cannot import custom parts into Protobot.

Alright so update! Weve been building all of these past 2 days and we’ve done the entire drivetrain and intake. these parts work very smoothly and very cleanly, intake is not having issues intaking and vaccuums them in very nicely, and drivetrain is ever so smooth, the double traction wheels don’t mess with turning abilities nor do they drag or cause issues, plus with 4 wheels we are not getting stuck on the L pieces from the field nor are discs getting stuck anywhere in the robot so far. it’s very nice. I will post another update within the next week, I’ll see y’all at Tampa Prep on Nov 19th. >: )


How do you plan on compensating for such a steep intake. If you go move too fast all the disk’s will just fall out of the catapult, because of such a steep angle.


(You’ll just have to wait and see)

Edit: we aren’t gonna tell everyone everything because even tho it’s not the best design out there we don’t want to have hole counters because we release our cad. but we do have a solution


Are you using Pneumatic’s?

for endgame yes, but other than that no