This is our “practice” bot, but it will be used in competition. We will switch out the top and bottom frames (both weighing less than 30 pounds each) separately at our two competitions, so by the time we get to Central Valley, we’ll have the whole “practice” bot competing. Until then, we’ll have to settle for a colorful top-half of the robot at SVR.
It’s not powdercoated. We hand-painted it in a little under 1/2 an hour. We also welded it entirely ourselves (mentor welded, but we designed), and that took a little less than a few hours. We guestimated that by doing it this way, it would save a bunch of time rather than getting it custom cut and powder coated. If you don’t have the time or resources to get your robot custom done, or powdercoated, I highly suggest doing this. Not only is it simple, it’s cheap, takes no time at all, and looks great!