We’re a second year team still learning, but this is the first year we’ve had a competitive robot, so I thought I’d do a reveal. Plus, I figured you guys were tired of teasers.
-6 motor turbo tank drive (2.4:1)
-1 motor speed rubber band intake, geared (chained) 2:1 (3.2:1)
-5 motor single flywheel, turbo motors geared 15:1 (36:1)
-2 5in wheels
-Up to 50 points in autonomous
-Control remapping on the drive
-Hybrid bang-bang/TBH velocity control on the flywheel
-Weight: ~17 lbs
-Field: 1.5 bps
-Full court: 1 bps
-A cool flip-up wire shield made of standoffs and setscrews
-A really messy wire job
I’ve attached the pictures. I don’t think I’ll do a video, as I have neither the time nor the video editing skills to do one. I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have; we have nothing to hide.
It looks very good for a newer team. It brings me back to my previous robot (clunky, a little big and heavy but still worked). I’d say keep working on optimizing stuff, and if you can during the summer, after the game reveal, work on building a robot early, so you can possibly change it mid year after figuring out how to fix most problems. The best way to get better at building better, is to build more (which my captain did to much in previous years, sometimes 5 rebuilds a year). Good luck at Nationals!
Depends on your alliance really. You have a decent robot that can do some stuff, but can’t lift or be lifted, so you would make a nice third pick for some high alliances, or a second pick for a middle or low alliance. You could easily make it to semis if you rank high enough and stay consistent throughout the day. You might be a little disadvantaged because of the fire rate, but I had the same thing for VA states and had mediocre accuracy and still made it to semis as 5th seed. Just scout well, make yourself known, and show people exactly what you tell them so that they will trust you more. A lot of teams lie about their robot, and end up losing credibility and picks because they cannot demonstrate their “abilities”.