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Grim Tuesday
02-24-2011, 12:35 PM
With about an hour of driver practice this year, I hardly had enough footage for a video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo2RGj2aH4M


This years robot, named "Duck 'n Cover" because of it's distinctive bill was built to be a defensive robot, but is extremely versatile. Due to it's treads with two-speed transmissions, it is fast enough to act as a feeder, but if it encounters other robots on the field, it can plough through them. If we want to act as a blocking robot, we can do that as well.

The elevator can pick all tubes up from the floor, and lift them to the second level reliably, or take tubes from the feeder slot easily.

From pushing the button on the Operator Console, to the minibot hitting the top is 3.7 seconds, though our deployment is still be being optimized (ie, we can still lose ~.5 seconds on it!)

See you at RIT, and Boston!

nighterfighter
02-24-2011, 01:10 PM
Nice treads!

Can we get more picture/video of them upclose?

DarkFlame145
02-24-2011, 02:55 PM
Great job Code Red!!!!

fox46
02-24-2011, 03:17 PM
Looks just ducky! cya in Boston!

Grim Tuesday
02-24-2011, 11:55 PM
Nice treads!

Can we get more picture/video of them upclose?

Glad to oblige :D


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6865197/Code%20Red/Renders/Robot.jpg
Old Cad, though it doesnt have bumpers on like the newer ones do. It also doesnt have treads, so you can see the details of the system.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6865197/Code%20Red/DSC02473.JPG


They are on delron rollers, which saves weight, and are driven by two toughboxes, with an aluminum gear on the top of the tread. It's essentially the same drive system we have done the last 4 years (not including '09, of course). We have it down to an art!