Ri3D 'Snow Problem 2019

Great stuff in this video. Confirmed many of the things I thought about using Velcro to pick up the Hatch Panels. I’m thinking a similar set up with an additional pnuematic or 2 to grip/clamp the HP will work like a charm. I think the extra cylinders will help with overcoming the brushes on the feeder station as well as prevent dropping in the inevitable event of collisions.


Our Prototypes White Paper is officially up!

View the whole document here

See all 2019 White Papers here

'Snow_Problem_Prototype_Destination_Deep_Space.pdf (4.5 MB)


I love the white paper, but just wanted to let you know that section 5.2 MVR is a word-for-word copy of section 5.1 Moving Van. Thanks!


Thanks for catching that! See the 2019 White Paper folder for the updated versions!

2019 'Snow Problem White Papers


Curious about all the CAD work that you’ve been seeing on our livestream? Here is an in-depth walkthrough of the current state CAD for our 2019 robot. Keep in mind, we are only halfway through Ri3D 2019 and this is all still a work-in-progress. We are very excited to see how these ideas and design concepts perform!

Work-In-Progress CAD Walkthrough


We’re here with not one but TWO white papers for you!

The first one is our Tournament Strategy white paper. This white paper aims to highlight some of the decisions and ideas which shape an effective team strategy. This strategy includes our ideal robot movement, game plan, and place in a playoff alliance.
_Snow_Problem_Tournament_Strategy_for_Destination__Deep_Space.pdf (1.2 MB)

The second one is a white paper written during Ri3D 2017 all about our powder coating process! This white paper provides a description of the process of powder coating used by Robot in 3 Days team ’Snow Problem. It describes the process of powder coating and how to get the process started for a team.
_Snow_Problem_PowderCoating.pdf (298.9 KB)

See all 'Snow Problem 2019 White Papers (and 2017 Powder Coating White Paper) here.


Here is a short demo of the climbing mechanism deploying as we are putting it together, which gives a glimpse of how the mechanism will work in final state.
Initial Climb Mechanism Deploying Demo


Here is the successful final testing of the HATCH PANEL mechanism before being mounted to the robot. We are very pleased with the results of this subsystem!

Special thanks to FRC 3042 for loaning us a HATCH PANEL to test and film with!


We have our robot fully assembled and did some initial testing - all looking very promising!


What are your frame dimensions?

what the climer going to do?

@qscgy we have a long chassis at 32" x 28"
@roygold our clamps grip the edges of the level 3 platform and flips us onto it.


Here is 'Snow Problem’s 2019 Ri3D CAD model:
CAD Model


Our Technical Walkthrough White Paper is officially up!

See all 2019 'Snow Problem White Papers here.

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Presenting the official 'Snow Problem 2019 Robot Reveal Video showcasing our robot, Koios! Hope you enjoy!


You guys killed it this year! This is certainly a robot that would be in the playoffs at a Minnesota Regional, probably as an alliance captain. I really hope some teams take inspiration from this and realize that scoring high is overrated.


I wonder if that will be a legal level 3 climb. You are touching a surface below that of hab level 3 with your gripper.

The gripper can ungrip after the climb, leaving no part of the robot resting on a surface below the Hab platform. Otherwise yes it would be illegal.

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This is best Level 3 climb idea I’ve seen yet.

Edit: I either read the rules wrong or ignored the potential of grasping the Hab as a viable climbing strategy. Good thing it’s only day 5 :stuck_out_tongue:

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Looks awesome! I’m glad the robot and documentation turned out well-- I know I’ll be taking a close look through!