pic: our electrical team is doing great


neat wiring job

Looks great! Keep up the good work!

p.s. What happened to the trademark custom chassis? :yikes:

2012: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/37265
2011: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/36713
2010: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/34781
2009: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/32317
2008: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/29841
2007: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/26305
2006: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/22737
2005: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/20683

That really is a clean wiring job!

I’m wondering what, if anything, changed on the drivetrain. If the gearing and pulleys are kit, that setup would be around walking speed the way I’m reading the JVN spreadsheet. Easy to control, but slow even for a floor-loading shooter design that doesn’t have to go cross-court. Or is there some science I’m missing?

I must say I’m curious… what on earth do you need 16 motor controllers for?.. If you’re actually using all of those the rest of the robot must be quite complex. :ahh:

I count 12?

Two victors hidden under the top left CIM Motor (you can see one peaking out on the side of it), and I counted the two Spikes behind the compressor as motor controllers as well.

The AM kit chassis was just too alluring this year… we decided it’s not worth designing our own chassis we can buy one off the shelf with excellent quality and save a week of building. I’d buy it again, this thing is awesome!

If all goes according to current designs, there won’t be any fiberglass on this years robot. :eek:

Internals have been swapped for the 19/45 tooth gear combo from andymark to compensate for the wheel size, putting us around 10ft/sec. Still a tad slow, but a lower gear like this is nicer to our motors and electronics and won’t drain our batteries like crazy. We were over-geared last year and our acceleration/batteries really suffered.

8 Talons, 5 Victors (for lack of more Talons), and 2 Spikes. Lots of motors on this year’s bot!

You can learn all about our robot from our public journal :smiley: :


I do have to say that is some pretty wiring and cable management… but I am curious on the mechanism that you all are running that requires all those motor controllers. I think its going to be some impressive system.

Really pretty wiring, especially considering the smaller dimensions. I can only imagine how many defeated looks wiring teams must be having since most teams are adding motors on last years count, and have less space to put it all together.

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This is really cool! I love the public journal idea.

The best way I can describe your robot is if 233 and 33’s 2011 robots had a child. I like the use of the intake to both pick up off the ground and take from the feeder. We are doing the same thing, just with drastically different geometry. Can’t wait to see this thing take shape!

Wiring looks good as well! My electrical team is calling wiring this year “finger gymnastics” :stuck_out_tongue:


It might be time to cut off their Mountain Dew…

Electronics is tough this year with the smaller size constraints. This probably takes the cake when it comes to “component density.” One only needs to see the “maxxed out” PDB to know that there’s some serious business going on here.

Great job!