We decided to reveal our robot early. As a team we decided to go with something original. Our robot can successfully pick up and score one (1) beanbag at a time. We decided that scoring multiple sacks at once was to hard on the other teams, so we stuck with one (1) at a time.
We have a fast drive using 2 393 geared 1:1.6 for speed. We stuck with all traction wheels because we did not want other teams to push us around. We strategically placed the cortex at the center of the robot. That was if the arm goes down, we could get lucky and catch the wires in the arm and rip them out of the cortex!
Our lift is geared 1:7 for torque. Our arm has 1 393 motor. This can easily pick up 1 beanbag at a time. Here are our calculations to figure out the lift gearing.
There ya go. It was a very simple calculation.
Our intake is a simple claw made by VEX. It is powered by 1 393 motor and can grab and hold one beanbag at a time. We can not descore with this robot, but we can go to the other side of the troughs and block our trough filled up with 5 objects. We cannot score the high goal unless we throw a preload or match load on top of it (unfortunately this is illegal). We can traverse the trough because we limited out height to 9" tall. We used all steel metal to keep the robot on the ground. We did not see a point to descoring because the other teams wouldn’t be able to score (we have a special mechanism that shoots the other teams eye’s with rubber bands. This way they will be blind for the rest of the tournament). Without further-a-do, here is Om-Nom v3.0!!!
We would be a great alliance partner to pick at Nationals! Think of us!
Let me know what you think of our new robot!