Great job winning the Imagery Award in DC, Allison!
One question… Am I the only one who thinks the tubing on this machine looks earily like the tubing from the Kilobytes 2008 machine…? I recall Jeff saying that you guys had a hatefull time bending the tubes back in 2008, this year go any better?
Only the front kicker (short range) is visible in the picture. Our long range kicker is folded up in the middle of the chassis. With our ability to drive sideways using the onmi wheels we can utilize the kicked on the side of the robot.
I wasn’t with the team in 2008 so I cannot comment about the hateful time they had bending tubes then. However last year when I rejoined the team bending the tubes correctly was not a very good time. We have learned a few new tricks about bending since then. This year was much better, we had a freshman on the team do all the bending, he did an amazing job and did not scrap a single tube.
As for looking eerily like 2008 when I posted our frame up a few weeks ago a few people said that.
1024, you guys built a beautiful robot this year. In the quaterfinal matches we played against you, I have to admit, we were pretty scared to play our defense around a bot like yours. Seeing how fast and robust it was, and the skill of your drivers overall made us pretty nervous. The way you could herd a ball up to a goal and kick it in with amazing force, speed, and maneuverability was a scary and impressive site.