Hello! We are team 8745, the RoBeagles! We are a rookie community team from North Phoenix, Arizona. We have participated in two competitions so far, Arizona Valley and Flagstaff. At Flagstaff, we were captain of the eighth alliance and at Arizona Valley we were first pick of the fifth. Winning all three rookie awards, we were invited to the FIRST Championship in Houston! We are excited to join the Open Alliance and will post updates on our robot for the rest of the season!
Our robot, Toto, is a high hub shooter with a turret and can climb to the mid rung. It is late in the season, so here is a recap of our robot so far:
The intake is a set of aluminum bars with two sets of compliant wheels. It is controlled on a single pivot and is released by the climber arms at the start of the match. We went for a simple design that isn’t retractable, because we figured we wouldn’t need to retract it during the match.
Our shooter is a set of counter-rotating compliant wheels powered by a 1:1 NEO and fed by a snowblower motor up a curved ramp. The turret shoots straight up with no spin, and the direction is controlled by the turret.
Our turret is an unique design which is essentially a rotating deflector. It is capable of rotating ~360 degrees and is controlled manually, but we are working on adding a limelight to improve accuracy.
We went for simplicity by buying two AndyMark climbers and mounting them on either side of our robot.
GitHub (Java): RoBeagles - FRC Team 8745 · GitHub
Website (WIP): https://www.robeagles.com/