I know this is very late for a reveal, but I decided to finally learn CAD and made my tower takeover bot.
All cad was done in Blender so if you do want those files I can give them to you, but it will not be a .step.
Also if you have any questions about the bot, ask them and I will probably respond to you
EDIT: Just wanted to add this new render I made, same robot new paint job
Blender CAD. Very cool. Dennis, maybe you want to say something here? @Codec
you had 4 trays? I tried that once. Let’s just say that was a DISASTER
yep we found 4 trays to be much more relaible than a sliding section. We prototyped both multiple times and the sliding tray was always lacking in some way. Our 4th tray actually fits inside of the third section so when we folded up, it didnt add any more space than 3 trays.
we have a 4 tray + slider
Did the flip out cause the bot to jurk a lot?
It jurked more than i wanted, but wasnt bad overall
we had a 4 stages, we destroyed other ms teams.
Nice robot! Thank you for sharing.
The back of the drivebase appears to slide out (acting as an anti-tip mechanism). Does it slide out or is what I’m seeing is just how the drivebase is structured? If it is an anti-tip mechanism, how does it work?
It is an anti tip mechanism and it functions with a rubber band (that isnt shown) pulling it out at the start of a match. We used this type of anti tip instead of the normal flip out ones because we had problems with anti tips flexing and bending out of the way and this was much more secure
Thank you for the information. Cool ingenuity!
That looks really cool. Nice job