Robots

2017: Steamworks

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For the 2017 season, FIRST Steamworks, we built a high performing robot. During one autonomous routine it could deliver a gear to the center lift and during another routine, it could turn to the boiler and shoot 5-10 fuel into the boiler. Once teleoperated mode commenced, our robot could pick up gears off the ground, receive gears from the player station, deliver gears to the lift, fill up on fuel from the hoppers, and shoot the fuel into the boiler. We used a gum-ball style feeder to direct the fuel balls into our shooter once they were inside our robot and we used a clamping mechanism to securely grasp gears off the floor.

ROBOT FEATURES(AUTONOMOUS):

► Deliver gear to middle lift

► Shoot 10 fuel into the high goal for the boiler

ROBOT FEATURES(TELEOPERATED):

► Deliver gears to all three lifts

► Climb up the rope during the endgame

► Pick up gears off the ground

► Pick up gears from the loading station

► Receive fuel from the hopper


2016: STRONGHOLD 

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The robot we built for the 2016 season is a breaching robot. During our Autonomous mode we can drive and bring boulders over the defenses. During the Teleoperated mode we can breach the defenses (We breached with 80 seconds left in the match at Granite State), cross every defense, & score boulders in the low goal. Our robot features a unique ball handler device that lights up our LEDS when we are in possession of a boulder.

ROBOT FEATURES (AUTONOMOUS):

► Drive over defenses

► Bring a boulder over defense

ROBOT FEATURES (TELEOPERATED):

► Breach defenses

► Cross and go over every defense

► Score boulders in low goal

► Scale the tower


2015: Recycle Rush

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The robot we built for the 2015 season is a lifting & stacking robot. During autonomous mode it can drive into the Autozone of the field and is able to receive totes and recycle bins from the landfill zone. During the teleoperated period the robot can lift & stack totes and recycle bins to create a tote stack. We have an elevator mechanism in the back to lift and lower the totes so we can stack the totes no matter what height. On the front we have a rake mechanism to help pick up the recycle bins from underneath the lid which will raise up so we can put the bin onto a stack. Our robot also has neon green and blue LED lights.

ROBOT FEATURES (AUTONOMOUS):

► Drive into Autozone

► Pickup and bring tote into Autozone

► Pickup recycle bin from landfill and bring into Autozone

ROBOT FEATURES (TELEOPERATED):

► Get recycle bins & totes from landfill

► Lift & stack totes

► Lift & stack recycle bins


 

2014: Aerial Assist

Meet our robot

The robot we built for the 2014 season is a low goal scoring robot. It has a working autonomous mode and can push the ball into the low goal during autonomous. The robot can pass the ball and defend/block the goals if needed. We have a claw on the front to grip around the ball to pick it up which then lets us throw the ball over behind us or lets us place it in the low goal.

ROBOT FEATURES (AUTONOMOUS):

► Score in the one point goal

ROBOT FEATURES (TELEOPERATED):

► Block the low goals (if required)

► Receive (floor pass) the ball

► Push ball into low goal

► Pass the ball in order to earn assist points (along the floor)