|I don't think that FIRST is going to get better with a top down solution alone, it is going to take a grass roots effort to strengthen teams. That starts by teams getting off their "islands", self imposed or otherwise. - Fe_Will [more]|
Team 118 introduces Redline.
See you at The Bayou and Lone Star.
02-20-2007 09:38 PM=Martin=Taylor=
Next time I need to grind some meat I'll pop by you pit
Seriously... Has anyone ever lost a finger in those chains?!
Looks great guys!
02-20-2007 10:06 PMLil' Lavery
Psssh, you should have gone all gold
02-20-2007 10:37 PMMasonMM
love it! Hope it works as well as it looks.
02-21-2007 01:44 AMIanworld
Wow is all I have to say. That is one incredible robot.
I saw the video and assumed this was what you must be doing, but to see it close enough to make out all its awesome details is just unbelieveable.
I once made a prototype of this coaxial, single transmission drive in legos and stopped after one wheel because it was so impossibly complicated. You guys made a full FIRST sized robot, in under 6 weeks along with a turret and using 6 motors. Thats just crazy. Props to you, and I sure am glad I'm not at your regional .
By the way that arm looks awesome too, its unfortunate the drivetrain takes so much focus away from what looks to be an equally impressive device.
02-21-2007 10:02 PMAdamHeard
How do you guys tension your chains?
02-21-2007 10:31 PMsilicon_ghoti
That is a huge tangle of chains. But what's more impressive is that you guys have got it to work perfectly in 4 weeks no less!! Congrats
02-21-2007 10:37 PMJaneYoung
. But what's more impressive is that you guys have got it to work perfectly in 4 weeks no less!! Congrats
02-21-2007 10:40 PMzander_108
I think that the increadible amount of engineering that went into that drivetrain ALONE is amazing... let alone that your manipulator is also very efficient, and its on a turret... I wish my team had enough time to make two robots, one for pracitce and one for game, and have even the rough version completed within the first 4 weeks! congratulations team 118
02-24-2007 08:27 PM
my brain hurts trying to figure out what all the chains are for