1678 2019 Teaser - Level 3 Buddy Climb


#23

New link!


#24

I’m a little surprised it took 3 attempts given your robots always work first try


#25

I’m curious how they would climb if only one partner can climb on, I know there were a few teams last year that needed both partners, but I would expect 1678 to have a plan for that


#26

Love the fact that partners get on on level 1. Looks extremely smooth! Great job as always.


#27

I am not hearing what I was expecting to hear in the audio, this has me a little perplexed, I cant wait for a juicy picture of the mechanism at some later date.

Yeah, I am wondering this as well, there is not as much to hang onto this year to counteract a severely offset center of mass. But this could only be a problem at high levels of play.

EDIT:
Also at the ~9sec mark I see some omni wheels drop down underneath the poof’s picture, wonder what that is about… (best to watch in full screen) :smiling_imp:


#28

I think it’s a minor issue, if both arent going to make it, just go up alone and have the other two robots park. That climb looks amazing.


#29

Awesome, does it works with one robot?


#30

Sigh


#31

Another incredible citrus teaser! I can’t wait to see the rest of it. Congrats 1678!


#32

Hard to come up with an Auto mode reveal for this year…


#33

you mean you don’t have a 4 hatch Auto?


#34

Hm. Interesting.


#35

ok, nice flex


#36

This doesn’t make me feel bad about my robot at all…


#37

good game


#38

cool


#39

image


#40

Auto follower wheels coming back into contact with the ground after the 2nd drivetrain is lifted back into the chassis.


#41
  1. Point. Endgame.

That’s an entire rocket, plus 3 cycles. In all levels of play a mechanism like this will be completely game-breakingly powerful. Even with a single level 3 climb and two level 2 climbs, 12 points is still anywhere from 15-20 seconds of cargo/hatch cycles.

Congrats on keeping the Einstein streak for 2019!


#42

Yeah, I was suspecting that functionality, I am just not sure why they would be omnis. However I could also be wrong and they are not omnis.

We had a near identical reaction as a community with 148 in 2015, however I wouldn’t go as far to peg a 1678 Einstein appearance as a bold prediction, just a well educated guess. :roll_eyes: :slight_smile: (or 148 on Einstein for that matter, but this at face value seems equally “game-breaking” as a concept.)