Ri3D 'Snow Problem 2020

We’re looking forward to the chance to continue making great resources for the FRC community!

Live stream: https://www.twitch.tv/snowproblemz
Videos: Youtube
Updates: Twitter
White papers: In this thread

Thanks to our generous sponsors: University of Minnesota, AndyMark, and The Thrifty Bot.

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We’re starting our strategy session soon on twitch.tv/snowproblemz

We’re working hard on our prototypes!
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We’ve just published our strategy whitepaper including our game analysis and robot design overview:

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Three new videos today!
Our telescoping climber deployment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pLnWdnCo54
Roulette spinner mechanism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr2JqvhA8lQ
Hook deployment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZSnOCxDZNw

We’ll be posting thorough rundowns of all of our mechanisms in video and paper form within a few days. Watch the live stream tomorrow to see our robot come together!

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Will you guys have a cad available that will show how the telescoping arm works. Especially the bearings setup

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We will release our full cad model on Tuesday. It is fairly complete, and shows the 3d printed bearings for the telescoping arm.

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We’ve just published our prototyping whitepaper summarizing our prototyping efforts.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EjR37Z127Kau2E4r8mj-UvrsFVRQLyDk
Our technical overview paper (coming within the next few days) will summarize our final mechanism designs.
We also have another video about our manufacturing process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnOm_xPKTxg

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It’s a little cascade elevator.
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Sometime hard to get back into the start position, but works okay. Can be made from aluminum tubing too.

'Snow Problem is proud to present our 2020 robot, HYPERION: https://youtu.be/YWBEkI4QBIw

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The robot looks great guys! Very inspirational as always. Showing off an effective climber on a low robot is a huge accomplishment.

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Love how you guys managed to get every little thing packed on to that tiny robot! Looks great!

Our CAD model is now available on GrabCAD!

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We’ll call our robot " 'snow problem " if you want to play that game

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Great job! I really like that climber

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It’s awesome to see Snow Problem still cranking out great bots, videos, and whitepapers. Super cool robot this year, and I look forward to seeing the robots it inspires at competition!

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Control panel mechanism looks really good. It helps that it is also very compact so you can put in larger mechanisms for climbing and shooting.

We’ve just released our technical walkthroughs of the robot in video and paper forms. The latter includes some extra technical information.

Our code is here.

Please feel free to ask questions about the build!

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Did you have any issues with jamming in the hopper or the power cells rubbing/sticking when you were intaking or holding multiple power cells?

We had a limited ability to test this as we only had 2 power cells, but we didn’t experience anything like this with our hopper design.

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