The Sparticles (Team 817) have finally unpacked their robots from Dallas and made a video of the three robots which are notable because of the way that they expand. The video of the robots can be seen below.
A-Team expanded on slide bars to enlarge their holding area and still have room for a holonomic chassis.
B-Team expanded just with the power from the outside wheels. This also allowed them to have a larger holding capacity and holonomic capabilities.
D-Team expanded on every axis allowing for defense (wall), larger bucket, and a scoop.
Near the end of the video is a picture of the most awesome contraption ever. We called it Pat’s Car, and it could be powered on all wheels with one motor. I would like to know if it is unique or if there are other things like it.
Team 817 had a successful year with all of our teams qualifying for the World Championships. (And I was using the third person so well) Please comment on our robots.