After two weeks, our mechanical team finished the robot designs. Basically, we divided our robot into elevator, chassis and three different parts this year.
With Gripper, we aimed to create a design that made it simple to pick up and set down both the cone and the cube.
-We thought that having 18 wheels in the front would give us an advantage, particularly in the cube. In order to make the design of the wheels compatible with both engines—Redline (4:1) and Falcon we made alterations while picking up the cube. With the aid of a piston in cone compression, we were able to easily open and close the gripper.
-In case the cones escape from within, we reasoned that we could cover the back with sponge material.
-In the starting position, we designed the entire gripper system to be held inside by the sprocket so that the gripper does not protrude from the robot.
-We designed a system that uses the gripper technology and uses the same gripper to drop cones and throw cubes.
-We created a robot that, when placed in the playground, we believe will effortlessly drop cones and cubes anywhere but the final stage cone.
In our robot, we choose to use both vertical and horizontal elevator systems. These two elevator systems were created taking inspiration from the elevator systems of our previous robots.
-In our elevators, a chain gear was used. With the chain gear, we transferred power using a Redline (80:1) motor.
-We used a sheet of metal to connect the chain to the box profile, ensuring that the profile would rise when the sprocket was moved.
-We made sure the game piece could get to the top when designing our elevators.
-We made sure that the legal length of the robot was not exceeded when designing our elevators.
-Our elevators have been bearinged in three directions.