FIRST Team 1912 Combustion presents its 2014 robot for Ariel Assist: Apache. We will be competing at Orlando (Week 3) this upcoming week and Bayou (Week 6). This was an exciting build season where we saw many unforeseen challenges, and definitely a season of firsts (For the first time in team history a robot weighs under 119 lbs, weighing in at just over 94 lbs.)
Chassis "The Rabbit"
West Coast Products/VexPro 3 CIM shifting transmissions geared for 7fps and 20fps
6 VexPro DT wheels
West coast style drivetrain using VersaChassis
Catapult "The Shark"
1x1 VersaFrame backbone
Bent Aluminium 1/8" flat bar into semicircle to cradle the ball and add a spring to the release
Choo-Choo style cam uses MiniCIM geared down 120:1 with VersaPlanetary gearbox and 12T:72T further gear reduction
Pulls back 9mm spear gun tubing
Stationary range: 3'-10' into high goal
Encoder allows for catapult to return to same firing position
Intake "The Frog"
2x1 VersaFrame structure
3 7/8" Banebot wheels and 4" Mecanum
Driven with MiniCim at 30:1 with chain to the wheels
Pulled down with 2 .5" bore pistons
Orange straps act to help hold the intake
Blue workout band helps the intake come back into frame perimeter
Electrical "The Brains"
6 Talon motor controllers for drive
2 Victor 888s; one for intake, one for catapult
Spike relay for compressor
Front mounted camera for hot goal detection (not pictured)
Mobility mode and single ball auto