Team 971 Spartan Robotics is proud to present their entry for Rebound Rumble: Renegade
-All new sheetmetal chassis with just 3 major parts, weighing only 12 lbs.
-Belt driven 6wd, 16/7 fps 2-speed transmission
-Over-bumper pickup and belt driven ball path. ~1 second from a ball touching the intake to the top of the shooter
-Intake doubles as bridge manipulator, capable of producing 120lbf at the end
-Hopper (not pictured) for collecting from the inbounder station and other robots
-Low bumpers to assist in pushing matches and prevent inadvertently driving over balls
-Pneumatically powered drop-down skids lift up the front of the robot for crossing the bump
-Low CoG, just 8" above the floor
-2-position hood for fender shooting and long distance shots
-Automatic ball indexing with banner sensors
-Several custom circuits including a FitPC for faster vision processing and code updates, a custom gyro board for high-speed gyro feedback
-Shooter wheel spinup from dead stop to shooting speed in 1/4 second with no overshoot
We’ll be competing at Sacramento this weekend, watch us on the webcast (if there is one)! There are a lot of cool features not mentioned here, so make sure to stop by our pit at any of our events and check it out.
Scott “Scooter” Bahl will be behind the glass at Davis for his fourth and final year, joined by Douglas “Xbox” Baney, the freshman who drove 971’s second robot at Madtown Throwdown.
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this design, especially 254 for their generous use of their lab and field, as well as RC and Adam Heard.
Silicon Valley (3/29-3/31)
World Championships (4/26-4/28)