pic: 4087 Falcon Robotics 2018 Robot

We are proud to present the current iteration of our 2018 robot Overhaul. We are currently a switch and vault specialist.

x2 775pro pneumatically-actuated polycarbonate intake (the pictured arrangement has already been superseded)
x4 CIM custom 2-speed drive gearboxes based off of our preseason design
x1 Mini CIM four bar arm with x1 BAG for wrist articulation.
Closed loop control of all subsystems (a first for us)
Autonomous switch scoring from left, right, and center positions.

Not pictured: a bagged elevator assembly driven by x2 CIMs through a Vex ball shifter and custom reduction for the scale and a climb. We made a late season decision to focus on the switch and vault, but we continued with parallel refinement of our elevator. It’s fast :wink:.

Competing at Rocket City and Bayou.

This is my favorite intake.

I don’t see what makes it your favorite. ¯_(ツ)_/¯


That is a clean looking bot, you guys have come a long way in a short time! Keep up the great work!

Thanks! Intake aesthetics vs. functionality is a constant battle. We’ve made three new iterations since bag day, but none have captured the sheer elegance of the shrug claw. This year we’ve really tried to prioritize constant iteration. This season we have been able to utilize a laser and 4’x8’ router table, which have changed the game for us. We also had a generous donation of several large sheets of 1/4" polycarb, which i continually salivate over.

Thanks Clint; that means a lot coming from my alma mater. This photo was taken before we got things totally together. We should look even cleaner once we can get our hands on it again.

I got some potato quality video of our practice robot yesterday.

We’re tired of watching everyone else play. This weekend can’t come soon enough!

I like their intake too. :slight_smile:
Happy to see a lot of teams using it.

Thanks so much for your blog posts this season! Yours and several others were very influential in our iteration process. I don’t even want to think about what revision we’re using now…