What is the most frustrating thing that has happened to you robot/team? Mine is when we were at a meeting and I had to attach a nylock nut and we needed 2-3 people and everyone else was playing on their iPads.
Having to leave the robotics lab to go home when you are in the middle of something.
Often finishing the project gets priority over going home though.
one of our wheels all the spokes cracked in a competition like idk even know how that happened lol (we still somehow made pretty far after after that).
Realizing 2 weeks from the tournament that your robot is bad, but not having time to rebuild.
Having the queue tables collapse with both of my robots on them, bending both robots.
→ Don’t take into account that the bot sinks into the field tiles slightly
→ Design the robot with super tight tolerances in cad, first time designing a robot that way so made rookie mistakes
→ Use a 3:5 600 ratio on an X drive
→ Robot sinks into field tiles slightly
→ Friction ensues
→ Spend all of first competition burning out the drive, can barely move around the field
→ At least the comp was fun lol, and we learned to design more flexible robots
OMG When did that happen?
A similar story happened with me but during 2015-2016 NBN season at CREATE US Open Nationals. I was trying to help a team with their flywheel and I was showing them how my flywheel works and I tapped the joystick and the robot drove off the table😅
The refs who think the q and a is just a suggestion.
last year the CU hood wouldn’t fire in matches but would go out side of matches. we never figured out the problem
Going into finals only to realize that the brain needs a firmware update and won’t run without it. Not only that, but I was in IQ at the time, so we were using our school’s chromebooks to program, which meant that we had to get our coach’s computer to update the firmware and my Chromebook to redownload the programs while I was sitting at the queue table. The good thing was that they gave us extra time to fix it and that we found out that it needed the update before we were up for the match.
*Attempting *to code on a trash Chromebook as a 6th grader. It was painful…
@robomaster can vouch for me.
if your tolerances fall apart by the squishiness of the mats you were designing like a mad man
That ridiculously overbuilt chassis still lives in my nightmares
It only takes one night and a 12 pack of Red Bull to rebuild.
I think the practice of drinking 12 red bulls a day is enough to risk overdosing on redbull, which of course can be fatal🥲
What are you doing at 12 at night?
A wonderful thing called time zones
nah, he knows that I’m in the same time zone as him. But in my defense… nvm
Or 1 night and 2 12 packs of dr. Pepper
while we are all talking about late night grinds
I didn’t have a working robot day before comp in Change Up. I don’t do caffeine so it was a struggle at 3:30 am getting it to work.