Panthrobotics, FIRST Team 3337, is proud to reveal our 2015 robot, Ascendance.
A few of the more interesting parts -
We are using a Grasshopper Drive as originally designed by 624. The extra traction is to enable a long-ways journey across the scoring platform.
You’ll also notice three ball bearings on the back of the drive-train used to prevent grounding out. Instead, the robot will simply slide across.
We designed the bot so as to not have to lower our lifting mechanisms to score each time. Instead, the conveyor lifts each tote independently - though we can lift more than one on each hook if needed.
The robot was painted using PlastiDip - an amazing little product. Though you can’t tell, the color shifts dependent on the angle of the light.
We have other components that are not attached to the bot - these will be revealed at a later time.