I like it a lot. That is a pretty solid auto run from what i saw although it does look a bit like the eight ball that got knocked off the wall when you fired was a bit lucky (does it do that consistently?).
Would you mind sharing some technical specs with us like Drive Speed, shot length for different payloads as well as the reload time for your catapult?
I really like the way that your spatula flips out when you raise the arm but i can’t seem to figure out what is going on their. It seems to be passive but i guess it could just be a hidden servo.
I really liked the rock solidness of your build last year with no “flimsy parts” like your whingers at the beginning that hit the teed balls over but i think mechanisms are almost needed to be really competitive.
I will let you in on some of our payloads and reload time ect. lol
Well with 1 ball we can shoot from anywhere on the field practically, with two balls we need to be in the middle somewhat too shoot them. WIth three balls we need to be almost at the wall. WIth the white ball we can shoot from over our alliance, partner, we did that in st catherines at the back and score the white ball. We can pick up the white ball also with our scoop.
P.S the things at the back, have no servo and no motor controlling it
I have a similar whinger setup that also uses no motors or servos. At first this season i went for more of a rock solid, bowling ball drop tested robot but i quickly realized that in order to really compete with the more elite robots i would have to really push the limits of the system and make “sketchy” mechanisms that would shoot out to score a few points and everything. I am still a huge fan of the more rock solid robots for instance elevation’s 478, 44, 148, 254, 39 and quite a few others but i think the sketchy mechanisms will score points and end up being HUGE especially this year.
I will have to take a closer look at this thing in Dallas.
Thank you for the kind words about our robot. We were able to get a glance at your robot too on youtube. Your guys look awesome as well. Good luck and hope to play with u in Dallas. P.s You guys staying at the Hyatt again this year?