View Full Version : Team 1072 (Harker Robotics Team)'s bot: Tork

02-19-2003, 03:34 AM
This is our first year doing FIRST, and we're really proud that our bot works :D

It lifts boxes, stacks, and even traps people against walls!


pic captions:

1: Tork on top of our makeshift ramp

2: Tork with boxes going down our makeshift ramp

3: our president trapped between a robot and a hard place

4: our faculty advisor in the background, with our driver inside the bot

5: some of our team with some of Saratoga High's team at their test ramp.

02-19-2003, 03:44 AM
7 boxes high too=p

02-19-2003, 03:48 AM
*laughs* now there is something good to hear...

how fast can you stack seven?

02-19-2003, 03:54 AM
Not very fast, but our strategy does not rely on stacking anyways.

02-19-2003, 03:57 AM
one of these days, i wanna just sneak up on vivek and grab him with the robot...

wait. did i just say "sneak" and "robot" in the same sentence?

i must be high.

02-19-2003, 04:12 AM
what is you strategy?

02-19-2003, 04:16 AM
you'll have to wait and see, but you could probably guess it...

02-19-2003, 05:53 AM
I like your method for changing orientation of the box(s)

As a veteran of FIRST, I must say, protect those cables in back. They will get hit with something, at their mounting point, when you least want it too, with the worst possible results.

You have a lot of weight you can work with, even if you are at 130lbs. If you have a drill press, put some symmetric holes in those side plates with a decent size hole saw. If that's 1/8" aluminum I can forsee about 5-7lbs you can drill out of those plates.

You look like you may have a decent CoG, so if you do drill out those plates, add weight at the bottom. But by all means, Protect those mounting points for the cables holding your stacker system.

02-19-2003, 12:19 PM
we actually spent alot of time screwing with the CoG, not cause it was top-heavy, but cause it kept tipping backwards. you want us to protect the cable going up to the pulley? or the pneumatics tubing?