Asgard is currently in the third version of its development process. Asgard Mark I was equipped with a chain bar and side rollers. Asgard Mark II was upgraded to include a second set of top-mounted side rollers to intake the large balls, the pneumatics were redone, and the code was completely rewritten and optimized for optimum performance. The current rendition of Asgard has been upgraded with an 8-bar and a set of single strip to prevent bucky balls from falling out of the tray, and the bottom sprockets on the side rollers were swapped out with smaller sprockets. Base:
4 393 motors, geared for speed
Two direct drive, two chained Lift:
4 393 motors, geared for speed
8 Bar Arm
9.325:1 Compound Gear Ratio (Speed motors make 15:1 an effective 9.325:1)
5:1 outside, 3:1 inside Intake:
2 393 Motors, geared for torque
Two large side rollers intake bucky balls and large balls Pneumatics:
Two pneumatic tanks provide air for one pneumatic actuator which deploys the flip-down intake during autonomous. A future actuator will be added to assist in the hanging process.
During our testing, several issues were addressed. We found that a 15:1 (Effective 9.325:1) gear ratio was an effective combination of both speed and torque, and the 4 motors gave us the necessary torque to hang at a future date. When we upgraded to an 8 bar, the bottom sprocket on the side rollers had to be swapped for a smaller one due to space constraints. We also found that bucky balls had a tendency to fall out of the tray when the robot was in rapid motion, so we added a piece of single strip to prevent the bucky balls from rolling out. An added benefit of this was that we would not need two pneumatic actuators to deploy the flip-down intake, only one.
*]Optimize Big Ball Intake
*]Add The ability to Hang (In Progress)
Yeah, we noticed that axle, we’ve been meaning to replace that. And we’ve found the robot can effectively lift it’s own weight, so the pneumatic assist we plan on adding will simply lodge itself in a non-harming way in the arm when the robot is hanging, to prevent it from dropping down when the match ends. The pneumatic will not actually assist in the hanging part.
Sooo… you have 2 reservoirs on your robot but only fire one piston once in an entire match? o.O Am I missing something? You could just use a long coil of tubing to store enough air for one action in a game, or even better, you can skip the coil of tubing and just have the piston filled before the match, then you don’t need to “store” any air at all. Just release what the piston already has. When you get pneumatics to hold the robot when hanging though, you will need to store air in some way (to save weight, I’d recommend the coil of tube).
Unless the piston on your intake is doing more than just releasing the intake? Perhaps tossing the large balls a little bit?
As it stands right now, the 8 bar you built doesn’t give any more height than a similar 6 bar (refer to attachment). If the height you have if sufficient, then I think you should switch to a 6 bar for reasons like friction, ease of maintenance.
Not exactly, their 8 bar stop early because they have that c-channel sticking downwards. Notice their 8 bar and the 6 bar I drew have identical ranges of motion. You can even imagine them being both on the robot at the same time to see why this is true.