[RDQ / RI3D] Week 6 Robotics 2019

Well, it’s a little late, but here is the Week 6 Content. It is worth noting that in fact we don’t just have RI3D in the thread title, and that is because we have spread the build out over a week total (RDQ = Robots Done Quick). This is because we will be actually competing with the robot at the Week Negative Six Event being hosted out of 118’s facility on Sunday, and if you saw MCCC last year you would note that our robot didn’t perform very well (largely because we hadn’t bothered with strong bumper mounting, and the lift was very last minute). There is also another RDQ team, Aggie First Robotics, that will be uploading content later this week. If they don’t make a post here, here is their Youtube Channel. You can also check out the Week 6 Robotics website here.

We have been, and will continue making daily updates. It should also be noted that there isn’t a whole lot of actual information on our design and process. This is because frankly, we haven’t been documenting our process very well and we intend to release a technical document with as much information as possible at the end of the build. We largely are doing this for the fun of it.

If you have any questions about anything, please comment on the youtube video (this is the first time I’ve been on Chief in 2 years) and we will try to respond in a timely manner with an answer.

Meet the Team this year :

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 4 Update:

@Dillan_McDonald and warning to others, there’s a pretty sharp change in audio levels around 0:50. Pause and turn your volume down folks!

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Day 4 re-upload with audio fix:

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Day 5: We are still building

Day 6: Partially back to square one

Day 7: Some relief

Day 8: Testing

Final Reveal:

Note: Our 3D printed lift trucks shattered due to their infill being 20%, never allowing us to complete our lift tuning. our VRM was also faulty. If anyone takes anything from our robot it’s this: Don’t bite off more than you can chew and keep it simple. We had half our team leave midway through our build and although we knew it was going to happen, we did not anticipate it and the amount of work quickly built up.

The result: Not quite an operational robot. It is possible to use the same intake for both game pieces (both feeder and floor intake) and keep more than half of your robot free for a climbing subsystem.

Happy Building!

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