Hello, this is my teams vastly improved robot that we will be using at Cali state finals and hopefully at worlds.
-Drive now has 10 motors
-Improved chassis stability
-mesh and reinforcement in areas stars can get stuck
Because of these changes, now we can push stars under the fence with ease, push cubes under the fence by ourselves, and break the stars with less effort than before. Not to mention we are noticeably faster and can push dead robots out of the way for those times our partner dies on the field. Action vid coming soon.
EDIT: Apologies for the upside down pics, iPhones don’t have a very good sense of direction.
Its just the design of the front plates. We can get cubes completely in the neutral zone pretty easily, but it takes a while to push it completely under. Its not something we’re going to try in a match though, takes too much time.
I really like this bot. If you are feeling brave, you can use your last 2 motors to push your front plate outwards and inwards using rails and racks and pinions. This helps a bit with the cubes. It also serves as a nice defense in that it keeps teams away from the fence. Either way, great bot. Hopefully you make it to worlds.
Two motor blocker and knocker. Basically, reaches 4-5 inches above the tall fence and can knock stars over. When you have pushed the stars to the other side of the fence and knocked all the stars off of the top of the fence, you could use it to block dumps from claw boots… Right now your competition is claw bots, and claw bots release all their objects at once, so if you make a successful blocker then the cubes and stars that a claw bot tries to get over will fall back to their own side. It could actually give your partner a decent advantage.