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RKElectricalman
02-15-2008, 06:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0cUjsblSUU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5mEuFndCMw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UwCwI6DrJs


Check 'er Out! :D

Good luck to all the other teams this year! and post if you have any questions :]

We'll get pictures up soon!

Lil' Lavery
02-15-2008, 06:55 PM
Can it remove the ball from the overpass?

RKElectricalman
02-15-2008, 07:20 PM
yes, we'll post video of that soon :-)

s_forbes
02-15-2008, 07:52 PM
Nice! Very fast and shoots far, looks good to me. :) What is the recharge time for your pneumatics?

Joe Matt
02-15-2008, 08:00 PM
Maybe some pictures would be nice?

RKElectricalman
02-15-2008, 09:11 PM
11 secs recharge

pictures will be uploaded this weekend

Jim E
02-15-2008, 09:43 PM
Very nice indeed. Congratulations on your design!

T3_1565
02-15-2008, 10:18 PM
is it swerve or holonomic drive?? its pretty fast nice work!

Mr MOE
02-15-2008, 10:32 PM
Another impressive Sparky from 384. Great work, guys!

RKElectricalman
02-15-2008, 10:58 PM
is it swerve or holonomic drive?? its pretty fast nice work!

mecanum

Scottman
02-15-2008, 11:16 PM
That awesome
if were on the same team my team will get the ball off for you
great design :yikes:

DarkFlame145
02-15-2008, 11:22 PM
fast, agile, and it can shoot really well.

RKElectricalman
02-15-2008, 11:36 PM
That awesome
if were on the same team my team will get the ball off for you
great design :yikes:


Could you get the OTHER ball? I think we've got one ball handled. I'll get it down during Hybrid, so the operators can play. :p

Our mechanism to K.O (Knock off) is pretty decent, I wish quicker but i'm still content. We'll get a video link up as soon as my mentor uploads it.

We've got loads more new of fun things to show the CD community, and maybe 975 Synergy can comment on some too :-) We took some pictures and lots of video, while practicing with them and 1086 today! We'll show you a fun clip called, "Catch!" tommorow :D

Tim Arnold
02-15-2008, 11:46 PM
My jaw dropped as much or more than from the 121 video... wow. Very nice, extremely elegant, wow. Great work 384! If it keeps working this well I expect to see it on Einstein :D

I digg your field too, you're very lucky to have all that room!

sayso_411
02-17-2008, 12:33 PM
Yup we put a lot of man hours in this robot
I think its our best robot yet!!! (then again next year its Sparky X)

Dan Richardson
02-17-2008, 01:09 PM
Top notch robot, this robot makes me wish we went with a shooter lol.

sayso_411
02-19-2008, 03:41 PM
Top notch robot, this robot makes me wish we went with a shooter lol.

I guess its to late now - Ship Date!!!:yikes:

BlondeNerd
02-19-2008, 05:38 PM
I saw you guys at the scrimmage on Saturday and my jaw literally dropped. Good job! It's a beauty!

JesseK
02-19-2008, 06:09 PM
Indeed it's a nice robot. We'll have some nice competition at VCU this year!

Your biggest weakness looks like it may be capturing a randomly kinetic ball. Good teamwork can fix that.

wilsonmw04
02-19-2008, 09:08 PM
Sparky and Cheese are good looking robots that are going to go far this year, no doubt. Too bad we didn't see 540 at the scrimmage. I can't wait to see everyone at VCU in 3 weeks.

redtide
02-20-2008, 10:42 AM
hey Rameez I know it has been shiped and all but is there anyway you get some pics up

Thanks

ps sry bout the previous 540 comment we will see what happens at VCU

Jessica Boucher
02-20-2008, 10:49 AM
540, 384, and 1086, hurtful comments are not necessary. Please conduct yourselves with gracious professionalism.

Ninja
02-20-2008, 11:13 AM
Impressive design.

I will try to show these videos to our team for ideas for next year.

varunsrg
02-20-2008, 12:04 PM
Hey guys I love robotics. The previous comment was made just to cheer up all the teams and get excited about Regionals.

RKElectricalman
02-20-2008, 12:58 PM
hey Rameez I know it has been shiped and all but is there anyway you get some pics up

Thanks

ps sry bout the previous 540 comment we will see what happens at VCU

Yeah, I've been AFK for a few days trying to get some important executive details ironed out. We've been taking some great video, and pictures, and I'll have them up by 7pm tonight :]

Don't worry about the comment. I've experienced enough slander from other parties, in multiple other occasions, to know that it's best to just keep it proffessional no matter how personal it gets. I hope they assume the real spirit of FIRST when VCU comes around :]

I know I can't wait 'till the regional! How 'bout you! It's gonna be much fun, and my final year as a student.. I'm just going to try to have the most fun as possible (Science Museum, Engineering Center, competition!) and show the rookies what the Spirit of FIRST really is. :cool:

redtide
02-20-2008, 01:04 PM
thats sounds bout right on the fun levels at the last regional

hey heard sparky and cheese might be going to champs this year that should be fun

and I agree bout the profesional level that why I comented on the coment

sayso_411
02-23-2008, 09:07 PM
Its alright
anyways i cant wait until the VCU Regionals and the FINALS
c u there guys!!!
:)

ggoldman
02-24-2008, 01:38 AM
I still think sparky's 2 and 4 were my favorites....

2 b/c it was a beast and did very well....(and I got to work on that one)

and 4 b/c it was very competitive!


I hope to work with you guys this year! (and Cheese as well!!)

Joe Matt
02-24-2008, 09:22 AM
I still think sparky's 2 and 4 were my favorites....

2 b/c it was a beast and did very well....(and I got to work on that one)

and 4 b/c it was very competitive!


I hope to work with you guys this year! (and Cheese as well!!)

Who *didn't* like 4? That thing had it's own personality!

I also love 7 a bunch too (AIM High year).

Crebb
02-24-2008, 05:25 PM
Sparky 7 is a personal favorite of mine. Especially the version we ran in Atlanta. Good times.

lukevanoort
02-24-2008, 05:42 PM
My personal favorite Sparky machine was Sparky 6.0. That was a very simple and effective solution to the game. Sparky 9 looks like it might become my new favorite though. I think I'll get "matchitis" if we ever have to play against each other at VCU or champs; that ball flying straight at you has gotta be a pretty scary sight.

Sparky 7 is a personal favorite of mine. Especially the version we ran in Atlanta. Good times.
I noticed on the webcast that you guys had made heavy modfications for Champs. Was that to make it harder to block your shots?

Crebb
02-24-2008, 08:01 PM
I noticed on the webcast that you guys had made heavy modfications for Champs. Was that to make it harder to block your shots?

It was to make it harder to block shots and shoot faster. At VCU we were shooting off about 5 ball during the whole auto mode, but at champs we were hitting all 10.

Joe Matt
02-28-2008, 03:36 PM
It was to make it harder to block shots and shoot faster. At VCU we were shooting off about 5 ball during the whole auto mode, but at champs we were hitting all 10.

Don't forget about the wicked under spin that you got that bascially tossed the ball outta the goal once they got in, with the Champs modifications it had an overspin that instead of sending it up and out, sent it down and in.