pic: baby bot v2 final

eh no description just look at it.

Looks like the closest a robot has come to being intake’d since Tumbleweed.

How are you making the claw pivot in and out? It looks like a belt or simplified chain run, but I’m trying to get better on attachment methods for such things. :slight_smile:

Is there a reason for 6 wheel drive? It would likely be simpler to do 2 traction + 2 omnis on a robot this small.

I like the dual bag input to the VP, but I’m not exactly sure how it interfaces with the VP. Could you post a closeup of that?

I also realize that the CAD isn’t made to full detail, but I have a few questions. First, why did you decide to have chain on both sides of the intake pivot, when only one side seems to be powered? This may be due to mirroring, but I am just wondering if I’ve missed something. Second, why did you choose to have the VP go to a pulley (I assume, I can’t really see) which then goes to a sprocket which then powers the rotation, instead of running chain straight from the VP output? Finally, could you post a picture which focuses on the electronics? I’m curious to see how you packaged the PDP and airtank in, and I can’t seem to spot them in the CAD.

Cool design, and I hope to hear from you!

It looks (render on right) like the gearbox drives a belt which drives a lower shaft (shaft not pictured, but toothed pulley on lower shaft is). This then drives rotation of the intake around an upper shaft (also not pictured) through what look like grey belts.

My question about the arm: is it countersprung in any way? A spring which pulls to the center (upright position) but not enough to actually lift it would help move the arm both directions, while leaving the horizontal positions stable. It would also reduce stress on the motor if you adopted an angled position for launching a cube into the switch.

Sure about that? :rolleyes:


[spoiler] I will secede the point you are about to make about *bumpers this and frame parimeter that. *[/spoiler]

As for the design, (with out digging through it mind you). This seems like an excellent oppertunity to ditch the pnumatics in favor of motorized linear actuators.

Is it a robot, or is it a ROBOT? ::rtm::

Back to the OP: this one is definitely a ROBOT!

Next challenge:

Is it possible to make a robot that to a reasonably proficient driver could actually be intake’d for the express purpose of doing a double climb

Edit: said robot should actually comply by frc 2018 official rules

I think the follow-up question to that is can this years intakes grip hard enough to hold a robot with even just an FRC legal control system…

Or lift just the battery…