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Ryan Dognaux
02-20-2007, 07:35 PM
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David Guzman
02-20-2007, 07:38 PM
This bot looks "hot". The ramp looks awesome, thats a great use for your covers.

whats the material on the covers??

Billfred
02-20-2007, 07:39 PM
Looks interesting. Is the ramp and such just a shell that the robot can pull out of to enable more real estate?

Ryan Dognaux
02-20-2007, 07:45 PM
This bot looks "hot". The ramp looks awesome, thats a great use for your covers.

whats the material on the covers??

The covers are just thin lexan that has been spray painted by the students on the reverse side to reduce the amount of it scraping away.

Looks interesting. Is the ramp and such just a shell that the robot can pull out of to enable more real estate?

The ramp is deployed by the fisher price gearbox on our arm - if you look closely, you'll see a box going around the banebots motor that controls our gripper. This is actually a servo that rotates a piece 90 degrees and allows us to make contact with our ramps and deploy them. We then unlock our shell with another servo, and simply drive out of it - no additional motors required.

Andy Baker
02-20-2007, 07:50 PM
Maaaan... this is a neat-o design. I bet that not too many teams thought of this way to do a ramp. I'm looking forward to seeing this one at a competition soon. Kudos to Precision Guessworks!

Andy B.

JaneYoung
02-20-2007, 08:12 PM
It would be a lot of fun to come up with marketing ideas for the robot and your team as well. Good stuff.
Good luck this season.
Jane

Tri_Lam
02-20-2007, 08:18 PM
wow really nice this saves you guys a good amount of weight plus i cant really tell but u guys can have an arm too lol
double loader +arm = good robot

InfernoX14
02-20-2007, 09:30 PM
Wow! That's a really neat idea!

I'm looking forward to seeing it at Boilermaker!

Ryan Dognaux
02-20-2007, 09:57 PM
Maaaan... this is a neat-o design. I bet that not too many teams thought of this way to do a ramp. I'm looking forward to seeing this one at a competition soon. Kudos to Precision Guessworks!

Andy B.

Thanks Andy and everyone. The kids and college mentors had a lot of fun trying to think of something out of the box. In case you're afraid of climbing up our ramps - fear not, we are planning to add some sort of track to the outside of the ramp on Thursday at St. Louis to prevent robots from running off the outside edges. Around 22 degrees on the ramp angle, so not as bad as last year's ramp at least.

The main thing the kids wanted was an overall theme this year though, incorporating the robot, cart, and pit. We don't have our official gripper on in that picture, but it's a water jet cut dragon head and looks very sharp. The flames only accompany it as it sits on top of the cart resembling a castle.

See you all at St. Louis :)

Michael Hill
02-22-2007, 06:27 AM
Ya, this is the year of the dragon...

Ryan Dognaux
02-23-2007, 09:54 AM
Ya, this is the year of the dragon...

This (http://www.precisionguessworks.org/inventhead.html) is true. (http://www.precisionguessworks.org/TeamRobot.html)

St. Louis is only 6 days away...:)

trilogism
02-24-2007, 08:22 PM
does the shell completely detach from the robot?
i'm pretty sure that is against the rules for it to completely detach (unsure of which rule though)

The Lucas
02-24-2007, 08:39 PM
does the shell completely detach from the robot?
i'm pretty sure that is against the rules for it to completely detach (unsure of which rule though)

The rule is <G40>

Detaching mechanisms - ROBOTS may not intentionally detach parts or leave multiple
mechanisms on the field. Violations will result in a 10-point penalty per incident. If an
intentionally detached component or mechanism significantly impedes access to the RACK
or an ALLIANCE ROBOT during the END GAME, the offending ROBOT will be disqualified
from the match.

If they do detach, it could be easily fixed by tying a string to the shell. I don’t think it would be an entanglement issue since robots are unlikely to interact with it inside the shell.

Ryan Dognaux
02-27-2007, 09:30 AM
The shell is attached to the robot via some aviation cable, and actually I think we've build a small lip on that end to ensure it doesn't just slide off.

Vince lau
02-27-2007, 10:08 AM
very nice looking robot, i like the ramp idea. good job

SuperJake
02-27-2007, 10:45 AM
The rule is <G40>

If they do detach, it could be easily fixed by tying a string to the shell. I donít think it would be an entanglement issue since robots are unlikely to interact with it inside the shell.

That's too bad - it would have been awesome to see this robot "come out of its shell" and climb up its own ramp at the end of the match to score the elevation points... though I guess the shell would still count as being part of the robot.

I like the out-of-the-box thinking!

The Lucas
02-27-2007, 06:15 PM
Are you planning on using bumpers?

It might be difficult to mount them but they could stiffen up the ramps with free weight.

Sean Marks
02-27-2007, 06:20 PM
Very Nice Robot. Cool Idea. Great Job :)

sanddrag
02-27-2007, 06:27 PM
Wait, this is one robot? Whoa. Impressive.

Ryan Dognaux
02-27-2007, 10:12 PM
Are you planning on using bumpers?

It might be difficult to mount them but they could stiffen up the ramps with free weight.

Yup, bumpers will be attached to three sides probably, we might figure out some way to attach it to the ramp side without interfering, guess we'll see this Thursday :]

Thanks for all the comments and questions!