Here’s our 2009 Team 48 robot, xtremachen12.
In light of recent naming conventions being used by several notable teams, robot nicknames I’m personally advocating for XM12 are as follows:
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-Modified linkage drive idea borrowed from Team 1565 - thanks for the drawings! Modified to actuate left and right sides separately. Each of the four drive modules is powered by a CIM mated to a 16:1 Banebots P80 planetary. Linkage provides much additional maneuvering ability without the added complexity of a swerve system.
-Turreted power “purger” (dumper…belcher…puker…whatever) with two conveyor belt runs each powered by a FP mated to a 16:1 Banebots P60. Very fast and robust.
Single RS-545/16:1 P60 ball collector/ejector can be used to collect/deliver empty cells - has a good kick to it.
Max capacity is around 20-22 balls, but realistic load is around 13-15.
See you in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, and Atlanta - best of luck to all teams during the upcoming competition season!