In Meet 1 we finished 10th with an OPR of 107. This was with the first prototype iteration of our robot.
In Meet 2 we remained in 10th place with an OPR of 143.17. We added minor improvements to our robot and autonomous while designing the next version of our robot.
In Meet 3 we finished 9th with an OPR of 177.67! This was the first meet with our new robot.
In Meet 4 we finished 10th in the state with an OPR of 193.5! This was a new high for us as we got used to the new robot.
In the Chicago Suburban Leage Tournament we ranked 5th out of 33 teams and had an OPR of 287.67! This was our biggest jump in the season! We had a full autonomous as well as a lot more driver practice. We reached a new high score in tournament of 316 points! We also got the Control Award!
In the Illinois All State Championship we ranked 5th out of 30 teams and got the control award. It was a great season and we had a lot of fun. Although it was difficult to work around Covid-19 and its restrictions, we did and we came out even stronger than we were before.
Our final version of the shooter in our robot had 2 flywheels capable of spinning at up to 9k RPM. This allowed us to launch rings into the High Goal and at PowerShots effectively and quickly.
Our dropdown intake uses green compliant wheels driven through pulleys and supported with custom machined plates that allow us to intake and index a ring with the "touch it- own it" philosophy. It allows the drivers to have confidence in the robot and the capabilities of it.
The Dropdown Mechanism features an innovative single use actuator which allows us to keep deployment lightning fast.
This year we decided to use in channel motors to give us more space in the middle of the base for electronics. We also used 13.7 planetary yellow jacket motors which gave us a very fast drive train for moving across the field and lining up quickly.
Our wobble goal grabber was designed strategically using custom fabrication to achieve a grab from the base of the wobble goal, that means that it would be more stable, more reliable and more consistent. It also avoids unnecessary torque on the servo to keep our actuators in pristine condition.
We realized that our robot would not be fast enough to simply block rings from the return rack and pick it up faster than the human player so we used this pass through design to go for the rings on the back wall then shoot without turning to alleviate some driver error.
We started off the year with our own custom designed and fabricated manipulator dubbed 'The Claw' by the team
We needed to acquire the blocks off the field into a place where we could move them with our claw. That's where the Intake comes in, and although it may only work most of the time it does a fabulous job of getting blocks off the field when used correctly.
The Lift is made up of 8 REV extrusions with linear bearing in between each stage offering 255mm of additional height and allowing us to stack up to 12 blocks high.
This year we knew we needed the capability to strafe side to side and adjust the Robot so that we could stack accurately and efficiently.
We needed to be both a good stacking robot and a good delivery robot for teams better than us, that's why we decided to use our Drive Through Design, which allows blocks to either get picked up or go out the back of the robot in a delivery scenario.
The gearbox allows the connected motor to lift more weight.
The latching mechanism comprises of two sections, the hook and the latch.
The A.I.M consists of a a motor, a small gearbox, a chain and a collection mechanism.
We love Robots and would love to connect with you!
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, United States