pic/video: Team 148 - Robowranglers 2009 - TORNADO

Our robot for the 2009 FRC Season : Tornado

A video of it in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCVLZFyEI1Y&fmt=18 (hi-res)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCVLZFyEI1Y (normal res)

OMG that’s the scariest bot I’ve seen this year. The scoring speed is impressive.

Wow. A great machine. The speed is very impressive.

WOW… speechless that’s an amazing robot!:yikes:

That thing holds a rediculous amount of orbit balls! Thumbs up to whoever came up with that concept, it’s a very efficient solution. We figured out that you would have to move balls quickly to be a threat, but jeez…

Also, I’m envious of your sheet metal abilities. It makes for some beautiful robots.

The transfer from the hopper the shooter is so epically awesome. I love it. It makes me want to powdercoat/anodize everything black… EVERYTHING.

Oh my, 148 doesn’t seem to be sponsored by RackSolutions anymore!
:eek: :wink:

That is an awesome robot!
It works really well!
Hope to see you guys at a competition!

The piggies are squealing

wow. quite impressive. i love the scoring/collection mechanism.


I call it now, they are on Einstein.

I’m absolutely speechless.

AWESOME! thats all i can say about that:cool:

At 3:10 in the video, my jaw hit the floor.
If your drivers can handle this beast half as well as they did Tumbleweed, then look out.

I was wondering who was going to put a new ‘spin’ on the 2002 Baxter Bomb Squad combo harvest / score design.

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

thats epic

I can’t wait to see that thing on einstien

I’m calling it right now, you’re 3rd championship win.


what serves as the “door” at the bottom of the spiral hopper? a 3rd roller? or a pneumatic flap or what?

I love the robot, but I keep hearing the name “Tumbleweed” in my mind. It’s going to take some adjusting.