These are the links to the videos of SYNTAX_ERROR’s round up bot. This obviously is not how the field is setup, but we practice many scenarios. We can hold 8 rings, score on low goals and high goals, descore both types of goals, and move the low goals under the ladder. Let us know what you think!
… I am… impressed. I really don’t know what to say but this robot is just simply… amazing! I love it’s speed, your robot started out and I kept being amazed more and more as I saw the different functionalities all being introduced in the first video. When I saw you drive up to the ladder at the end I was confused what you were doing then I saw the ladder feet up in the air and on top of the two base goals and… just wow. I have to say the most impressive robot I’ve seen this year. Very, very nice job, you guys. I’ll see you at Worlds.
I have had many many experiences with Syntax, being beat by them multiple times, and being around them every day. To be honest, they are just about the nicest people you will ever meet, and they have built a serious kick-butt bot. If they compete how I know they should be able to, they should have no problem going head to head with teams like Green Egg and Currahee. They’re bot is also so versatile, being able to do everything besides climb, they are able to compliment any bot out there. Seriously good job, this thing is beatiful, and I am to the MAX jealous!
WOW, JUST WOW. i was there at the actual time that they filmed this and sense have watched the video time and time again and it has never ceased to amaze me. i want to see some of those high hangers out there hang with the later tilted! goooood luck my friends!
We have never actually tried tipping the ladder while a bot is trying to climb because we’ve never faced a solid climbing bot in competition. tipping the ladder definately changes the angle so i think it could affect some bots. If the ladder was tipped like it is in our second video, Im not sure if a team like 1103 could still climb. Also lifting it up and driving away and letting the ladder drop could affect teams.
Also when the ladder is tipped like it is in our second video, one orange rung is higher than the other, and one yellow rung is higher than the other. Is a robot still high/low hanging if it is above one rung but not the other?
we have seen that a lot too. we also can hold eight rings so in that case we focus on descoring the opponent’s rings and replacing them with one of ours. with the goals in the middle though some teams just dont know what to do
If you listen closely you can hear the “tick!” of the pneumatic cylinders when the robot drops the goals into the ladder. They use them to shoot the goals off of the mechanism that picks them up, which in turn drops them into the ladder.