In both of the two tournaments we have participated in, we have (by chance) ranked 6 in qualifications (the first one 4 and 0 the second one 6 and 0) and made it to the semifinals and both times had the potential to go farther but our alliance partners broke down.
It’s not available from vex but is ‘identical in every way except color’
we got it from here: http://www.omega.com/pptst/tygr.html
They sell it at about half the price but it’s only worth it if you want a particular color or want to buy in bulk (so that your net order including shipping is still saving you money).
I have finals coming up at my community college (I take a class there) so the full reveal will probably have to wait until after that.
So to keep you all busy; one more teaser.
We have used both kinds of tubing and have noticed absolutely no difference between the two.
Actually, I seem to recall a tournament where the team after us in inspection got some flak for using the black tubing (because the inspectors thought the amber tubing on our bot was the real stuff :rolleyes:)
consisted of a fork-lift the brought the big ball to the top of the robot where it was fired by a wimpy catapult. the launcher also fired our preload over the fence right at the start of Aton (as seen in one of the teasers)
Bucky ball intake:
consisted of four one-way hinges that kept the ball in after the intake was lowered onto it. it could hold two balls
the lift consisted of two stages. the first stage raised the pivot point of the arm to about 16 inches above the ground. the second stage was the actual arm which had two motors geared in a 5to1 ratio.