Hey everyone! I am creating this thread because my team, Syntech Error, needs some guidance as we are almost complete newbies. We’ve been given some assitance as to what to do and such, but we don’t have a robot idea down for this years tower takeover competition, and we are still trying to set up vexcode.
Our robotics team is from a highschool with 6 other robotics teams in it and with 5-6 people per team. Every year for as long as I know, the freshmen team, which we are now, continues to fail each year. I believe this is due to lack of experience or lack of guidence which I completely understand. I want to change this odd pattern for this year. Our current robot design will be using an H-drive with a mix of traditional and omni wheels (or as we currently have planned due to lack of resources). This might change in the future since we will be recieving a brand new V5 kit. For our robot, we are going for the extending reverse stacker design. I want to know if this design is good or bad and what great tips we should use for building, designing, or programming. I hope that with the information that i’ve provided to you all, I am able to get some assistance for my team. Any sort of help is appreciated! Thank you.
First, I recommend using an all omni-wheel H-drive design because it’s easier to move efficiently with. Second, does anyone on your team have experience and if so, in what? Third, what kind of reverse stacker do you mean?
I think I might disagree that mecanums will be good this year for tray bots as they don’t really need to strafe, they don’t stack on existing stacks or need to line up to towers as much and you can line up fine for the score zone without them. I know strafing looks awesome for a begining team but personally I don’t think the trade offs in torque (for defense) and motors are worth it, that being said if you have an extra motor and don’t know where to put it I think an H drive is fine, just be careful with defense.
Yes they are good to align with cubes but it is better to design an intake that can be more imprecise when grabbing cubes because you don’t need to spend time lining up, this is especially important with traybots.