[FRC-Designs.com] Call for CAD

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Call for CAD

As teams getting ready for the 2012 FRC Season, FRC Designs is gearing up as well! We are looking for FRC robot CAD including entire robot assemblies and subsystems. See the FRC Designs website for details and great robot ideas! Post a reply to this thread if you plan on joining the group! If you are interested in joining the team, please send me a pm or an email! Thanks!

Current Robots

2011 Robots:

33 - Killer Bees

48 (Delphi E.L.I.T.E.) & 3193 (Falcon Tech)

148 - Robowranglers

228 - Gus

256 - Robo Rams

610 - Crescent Robotics

842 - Falcon Robotics

973 - Greyhound Revolutionary Robotics

2010 Robots:

148 - Robowranglers

973 - Greyhound Revolutionary Robotics

2009 Robots

148 - Robowranglers

973 - Greyhound Revolutionary Robotics

2008 Robots

148 - Robowranglers

Current Subsystems

Arms

48 (Delphi E.L.I.T.E.) & 3193 (Falcon Tech): COMING SOON

Drives

48 (Delphi E.L.I.T.E.) & 3193 (Falcon Tech): COMING SOON

691 - Hart District Robotics

2374 - Crusaders

Frames

148 - Robowranglers: COMING SOON

Gearboxes - None
Grippers - None

Can someone instruct me to how to convert an assembly into a .step file? Because I have a few assemblies that I would like to post.

A lot of the robots posted have gearboxes, grippers, and other misc. systems. You should link to those in these categories.

I believe that in SolidWorks and AutoDesk Inventor you can go File > Save As and change the output file type to STEP (.stp). I hope this helps and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Matt

I have pictures of just under half the robots that competed in the 2011 season. Would you be interested in these? If so, PM me and we can figure out how to get them all to you.

Agreed–the arm and drivetrain models are incorporated in the full robot model for the 48/3193 submission. Rather than showing “coming soon”, simply link to the full model.

I’ve been meaning to upload our CAD but I don’t know if we ever implemented our arm correctly. At the very least I’d like to put up our 2011 drivetrain both here and on 1323’s library. 2012 we’ll cross when we get to it.

In Pro/E use File / Save a Copy and change Type to STEP. Before you export, if you change the option “step_appearance_layers_groups” to yes it will preserve most of the part colors. This makes it a bit easier to look at the model.

I’m excited to see what teams will submit their CAD! This is going to be a great resource for inspiration and design!

Wow this is great. I had no idea it existed. Thank you!

I have posted the FRC model used in our SolidWorks tutorials. The SolidWorks robotics tutorials teach you the basics, a good frame, mounting motors, wiring, drawings. The model is in SolidWork 2011.

Sometimes it is easier to learn when you can see the the complete assembly and then look how to create sub assemblies. Sub assemblies are key to good robot design. Hardware folders are great to keep all your fasteners together and suppress when they are not required.

If you need SolidWorks software sponsorship, please go to www.solidworks.com/SponsoredDesignContest. Marie

Marie,

Thanks for sending this along! This is a great resource! I hope that more teams will join FRC Designs!

Team 1671, The Buchanan Bird Brains, have joined FRC Designs! Check out their 2011 robot here. We are still looking for more teams to join the site! Check us out for more information!

FRC Designs: http://www.frc-designs.com/

Matt

Team 2338, Gear It Forward, have joined FRC Designs! Check out their 2011 robot here. We are still looking for more teams to join the site! Check us out for more information!

FRC Designs: http://www.frc-designs.com/

Matt

Hello Everyone!

This off-season has provided a wide variety of resources for FRC teams to enjoy on FRC Designs. See the list below for current members. If you or your team would like to join FRC Designs, please see this page for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!

Current Members

  • 33 - Killer Bees: 2011

  • 48 - Delphi E.L.I.T.E.: 2011, Arms, Drives

  • 148 - Robowranglers: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

  • 228 - Gus: 2011

  • 610 - Crescent Robotics: 2011

  • 691 - Hart District Robotics: Drives

  • 842 - Falcon Robotics: 2011

  • 973 - Greyhound Revolutionary Robotics: 2011, 2010, 2009

  • 1671 - Buchanan Bird Brains: 2011

  • 2338 - Gear It Forward: 2011

  • 2374 - Crusaders: Drives

  • 3193 - Falcon Tech: 2011, Arms, Drives

Might just be me, but I don’t see any download link for 256s 2011 robot on the site.

Thanks for the reply! You are right! I just edited the list. Thanks!

Hi Everyone!

Two more members have joined FRC Designs! I am pleased to announce that Team 45, The Tecknokats, and Team 1771, North Gwinnett Robotics, have both joined the group! See the current member list below. If you are interested in joined FRC Designs with your full robot or subsystem CAD, let us know! Thanks!
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Current Members**

  • 33 - Killer Bees: 2011
  • 45 - Tecknokats: 2011
  • 48 - Delphi E.L.I.T.E.: 2011, Arms, Drives
  • 148 - Robowranglers: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
  • 176 - Aces High: 2011
  • 228 - Gus: 2011
  • 525 - Swartdogs: Grippers
  • 610 - Crescent Robotics: 2011
  • 691 - Hart District Robotics: Drives
  • 842 - Falcon Robotics: 2011
  • 973 - Greyhound Revolutionary Robotics: 2011, 2010, 2009
  • 1671 - Buchanan Bird Brains: 2011
  • 1771 - North Gwinnett Robotics: Grippers
  • 2338 - Gear It Forward: 2011
  • 2374 - Crusaders: Drives
  • 3193 - Falcon Tech: 2011, Arms, Drives

You still haven’t added 176.:wink:

Nice catch…again…fixed! :smiley: