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Team 968's 2009 Robot

This year, we collaborated with Team 254 for the third.... oops I mean, fourth year in a row! We're using the same robot design, but, in a better color

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Re: Team 968's 2009 Robot

MUCH better color choices.
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Re: Team 968's 2009 Robot

From the video of 254 I thought it was only human load but I was mistaken.
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Re: Team 968's 2009 Robot

How much did 968/254 stretch their polycord this year? I'm assuming it's not the 10% that you guys went with in 2006, but the 3% that 1712 opted for is a bit loose.
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How much did 968/254 stretch their polycord this year? I'm assuming it's not the 10% that you guys went with in 2006, but the 3% that 1712 opted for is a bit loose.
9%
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Re: Team 968's 2009 Robot

We went with 5%...its worked out well so far, we may change it for a bit more

excellent robot guys...GREAT work
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We went with 5%...its worked out well so far, we may change it for a bit more
Our 3% is normally fine, but the cords sometimes jump out of their "slots" during operation. It's not that big of a deal, until we attempted to mount a "stopper" for our balls, which caused a little bit of pandemonium among the cords.

Luckily it would be possible for us to stretch them further rather easily (moving two plates and a few new holes), but it's not the type of operation I'd want to undertake unless it is really needed.

Sorry for the mini-hijack. It is quite an impressive bot, which quite an impressive color scheme.
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Our 3% is normally fine, but the cords sometimes jump out of their "slots" during operation. It's not that big of a deal, until we attempted to mount a "stopper" for our balls, which caused a little bit of pandemonium among the cords.

Luckily it would be possible for us to stretch them further rather easily (moving two plates and a few new holes), but it's not the type of operation I'd want to undertake unless it is really needed.

Sorry for the mini-hijack. It is quite an impressive bot, which quite an impressive color scheme.
I understand completely.

We just underwent a mini redesign of our roller system to counter the tension force we see from our polycord belting. The cords time to time, do jump out of their slots, thats why bumping up a % or 2 may help us out.

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Re: Team 968's 2009 Robot

You guys and 254 always have some of my favorite looking robots. I think it is the paint scheme that really seals the deal for me. A great design combined with a schweet paint job. As for who's color is better... well I'm a fan of red.
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Re: Team 968's 2009 Robot

968? Lies!

Look at the whee-

Right....
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Our 3% is normally fine, but the cords sometimes jump out of their "slots" during operation. It's not that big of a deal, until we attempted to mount a "stopper" for our balls, which caused a little bit of pandemonium among the cords.

Luckily it would be possible for us to stretch them further rather easily (moving two plates and a few new holes), but it's not the type of operation I'd want to undertake unless it is really needed.

Sorry for the mini-hijack. It is quite an impressive bot, which quite an impressive color scheme.
Zip ties with the "heads" at 180 degrees will help keep the bands from moving too much. If you've got the weight, little lexan fingers (you can see two sets near the bottom of the conveyor) work really well at keeping them in order.

Anyways, back on 968 track. You and 254 have once again built two very, very pretty, very good robots. Do you expect any inspector troubles with your not-quite-West-Coast drive?

Is there something to protect your front collecting mechanism? It looks like another robots corner in your collector could do some nasty things.
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Re: Team 968's 2009 Robot

Your robots are always so beautifully engineered and this year is no exception. I absolutely love all of the design work that went into this and how (relatively) simple this design is. You have built yet another inspirational, absolutely killer bot. I always hate it when I say why didn't I think of that but it's good to teach people to maybe spend that little bit of extra time trying different ideas before committing to a plan. Anyways, congratulations on an incredible bot.

It looks like you're powering the main elevator with 2 cims, is that right? That would explain the absolute excess of power.
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How much does it weigh? Looks pretty solid and a bit heavy. Just wondering what you did to make up for this.
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much better color
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This year, we collaborated with Team 254 for the third year in a row! We're using the same robot design, but, in a better color
It is actually the 4th year in a row. Do I need to review with you how to count?
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