The teaser in this is figuring out the strategies. Not shown are a rear bridge lowering arm identical to the front one and the rear conveyor. It’s not as entertaining as a video, but it will take just as much of your time
[list]Four wheel wide-driveSingle speed, 9.2ft/s[*]Purposefully simple[/list]
Intake & Conveyor
[list]Horizontal intakes powered by a RS-550, bring in balls from front and rearBottom vertical conveyor pops the balls up 8" off the floor. It’s oriented orthogonally to the intakes and powered via an AndyMark 9015Rear vertical conveyor is powered via the AndyMark PG71, which is slow enough to prevent the need for pulsing itFinal time from front robot frame to top conveyor is 2.2 seconds[/list]
[list]Powered via 2 RS-550’s through a 4:1 BB PlanetariesCamera uses drive train for left/right adjustmentsMax range to high goal tested at 24 feet, range to ground is 36(ish) feetFlywheel weights can be removed, but once final tweaking is done that won’t be necessary[/list]
We had a plug-and-play connectors for electronics ordered in week 2, but the vendor was too slow and couldn’t get them to us before April. So we experimented with something different to maintain a removable electronics board.
Rendering done in Inventor.