Our school has only one team, so we never have any other robots to practice with. To fix this, we made a dummy robot using spare metal and wheels. It has attachments that can fold out to simulate a wall bot, or they can fold in and it can be a non-wall bot. We can change the attachments and turn them at an angle to practice foiling an expanded super-stacker, and we can practice defending against a robot with a negator. We named it “The Dominated,” as opposed to “The Dominator.”
It has no electronics. It’s just a small, motor-less chassis with wallbot extensions. When we want it to move during practice, a team member who’s not driving will move it by hand (while making sure to keep themselves well out of the robot’s way). If we had an extra cortex, we would probably add electronics to it to make it more realistic. But for now, it serves its purpose.
wow that is a great idea, it would allow us to save a ton of time recreating a wall bot or other robot and would take driver skill out of the practice opponents not to mention the amount of parts we would save.