pic: Team 469's Robot for 2006 pic 2

robot
frc469
2006

#1



Here is a picture I took while we were practicing on some morning this past weekend (not sure which one…it’s all a blur)…

Some specifics:

  • 4 motor, 3 speed drive
  • 180 degree rotating turret which can be controlled by the camera (including exit angle)
  • dual wheel shooting mechanism with velocity and spin control
  • 30+ ball helix storage system
  • floor loading cabable
  • center goal tracking and scoring (2 bps)
  • corner goal scoring capable
  • expansion (not totally shown) for easier human loading

Here are some large videos I took with my digital camera when we were debugging the transistion from the helix to the conveyor system.

http://www.freebmw.net/don/FIRST/Robot_movies/

(and yes, we know that our swiss-cheese flag holder is now illegal)


#2

what sort of equipment did you use to make the helix?
we were going to use some emt conduit tubing on our robot and we had a hard time making a regular circle

also I think that loading from the floor through the center of the helix is a very clever idear


#3

Yet another spiral.

We used a central aluminum pipe that holds 60 aluminum rods in the formation of a spiral staircase. It’s a bit heavy, but we can make it with less machining and stuff.


#4

i <3 the helix! i wonder where i have seen a helix before. :rolleyes:


#5

I really love your hopper… looks a bit heavy, but it wins for the ammount of balls it can hold :slight_smile:


#6

I spent a little bit of time with 469 a day or two before ship, and that hopper is money! Very light, very sturdy, and great capacity. I can see some Industrial Design in this hopper.


#7

Oddly enough, the helix, with ball-stop mechanism, weighs 4.69 lbs.


#8

Thanks Rich.

In fact, the helix storage weighs less than 5 pounds complete. Completely made from 0.035" wall aluminum tube. Thanks for the comments.

We are anxious for GLR.


#9

Wow, by the look of that robot, I’d say you were 15 pounds over. But looks can be deceiving I guess.


#10

The entire frame is made of aluminum square tubing. That stuff is hella light.


#11

Actually, a lot of it is 1/16" thick angle…

So it’s hella lighter?!?