Since people on the forum are revealing for nationals I decided to reveal one of our clubs robots.
Descoring is a big thing for their team, 1200J. When they qualified earlier this year they were the normal everyday consistent robot at the competition and they wanted to go out of the box and do something that has not been done in our region. Now that they have accomplished it they wanted to share it with you.
1 high speed ratio 393- top roller
1 torque ratio 393- descorer
2 1:5 torgue ratio 393s- six bar linkage
6 high speed ratio 393s- raised drivetrain
2 one way pistons- launcher
2 dual action pistons- low hang with ball
The team has asked to wait to unveil pictures and videos until after the US Open. You can still visit 1200J’s pit table at the US Open for any further questions.
It looks like some type of tank tread mechanism underneath the buckyball hopper but i’m not sure. I’ll definitely be stopping by to see this interesting design since its very different from our descorer! Good luck guys:)
I will reveal the full descorer and other concepts the SMC club has tested after the US Open. I will hopefully have videos and statistics also. The part that plunges into the goal is not actually in the picture:p but everything that makes it work is.
This was more of fun pre-US Open teaser but thanks for the compliment.
You can still guess how it works though DracoTheDragon is getting close because it was inspired by the team in Utah.
Yes, it can. As one of the members on the team, we feel confident with our ability to descore a total of 3.
Obviously like a lot of bots, we are still fine tuning it. We are always striving to try and make it better.
Thank you everyone for the kind words. This will be our team’s first time coming to National’s, so we are all looking forward to getting the chance to meet and talk with anyone and everyone.
Nice job Nate! He has been working hard on this for the past couple of months and I believe he is ready to show the world (or at least the nationals) how this descorer can work. Descore three is easy, the fourth one down takes a little bit of an effort.
YES - low hang with a ball using pneumatics.
Does anyone have a link to the robot in Utah that can descore? I would like to see how it works.