Robot Carts

I was wondering if any teams were willing to post what their robot carts looked like

eh? robot what?

I dont know about other teams but in the many weeks of building the bot we have become lazy in the part of moving it around. When we cant drive it around we want some way to move it around. So we decided on a cart. We were wondering if other teams had some inventful carts they wanted to show off.

We are working on a new one now. it’s basically a toolbox on a platform that we got from Delphi awhile ago. We’ve painted it and added red and blue LED lights to the bottom of the cart and the inside compartments for a “street glow” effect. I’ll post pictures when we get done.

Sure, our cart holds the bot, has removeable wheels, space for 3 toolboxes and a controller (with room for the lids to open), a sliding tool tray, and allows for access under the bot. It also feature a pop-up work table. When the wheels are removed (as simple as taking out 1 bolt), it will fit into the back of a suburban.

http://www.lbjhs.net/~dgiesber/first/almostdone/large/IMG_0772.jpg

Bill B.

i see… well we use a skateboard or we just carry it.

big pimpin. Note the old Chiapua

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So far we don’t have it finished so we can’t post pictures but we had some very bored yet very creative guys start to put together an awsome " advertisement cart " and and new robot cart

Basically we used some old parts to put together a cart we can drive around :slight_smile:

and our robot cart has pneumatics for bouncing :slight_smile: heh

WE are working on getting a sound system from the swap shop ( local flea market if you hadn’t heard of it ) to play it loud :slight_smile:

You have to see team 930’s cart…WOW! it’s awesome! They attached it to a lawn mower (minus the blade of course ;)), so it is self propelled, with a stereo and pretty good music too.

Nice job to those on Team 930 :smiley:

*Originally posted by oracle_nick *
**I was wondering if any teams were willing to post what their robot carts looked like **
Our robot cart

here is ours…it can fold up and is in our crate as I speak





We dragged an old shopping cart out of a creek, and used the arc welder to cut off the cart part, leaving just the bottom and the handle thing. With a peice of wood on the bottom it works pretty good.

You know teams are rich when their cart is more professionally made than other teams’ actual robots…

*Originally posted by LaurenH *
**You have to see team 930’s cart…WOW! it’s awesome! They attached it to a lawn mower (minus the blade of course ;)), so it is self propelled, with a stereo and pretty good music too.

Nice job to those on Team 930 :smiley: **

[Team 930’s Cart](http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/pictures.php?s=&action=single&picid=3945

url=http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/pictures.php?s=&action=single&picid=3945)

I will see about getting a better picture of it

I will blatantly disregard the comment about the rich teams

FIrst off most teams have spare parts from past years, its more to with the time people are willing to put into making your team run efficiently, if its not something your team sees as cool or important don’t knock other teams for doing it

Also, if your team doesn’t have money, get out and earn it, then you’ll have it, almost every team has to earn their money at one point or time by getting annual sponsors, and had to work there butts off to get them, ( now there are some as in 4 or 5 who did basically nothing ) but money doesn’t grow on trees if they earned the money to do something cool, more power to them

http://ww1.yangotang.com/cart.jpg

Our cart, robot sits on top.

*Originally posted by Stud Man Dan *
**and our robot cart has pneumatics for bouncing :slight_smile: heh

WE are working on getting a sound system from the swap shop ( local flea market if you hadn’t heard of it ) to play it loud :slight_smile: **

HEY!! Where’d you get that idea from! :smiley:

lol actually to whether our robot cart will have the pneumatics we aren’t sure yet, but what will is our " advertisment cart " which connects to the robot and pulls it on a hitch, thats the one that will prob. bounce and stuff, we may make our robot cart bounce also tho… lol well we’ve always had like a boombox under the cart, but to put like 8’s in it ( small enough so the battery will last like 2 minutes ) that would own if we have the money :slight_smile:

Just a word of caution. If your using pneumatics make sure you have enough air storage so the cart does not run out to quickly and that everything on the cart including the robot is securely fastened . Found that out the hard way :frowning:

http://www.robocards.org/images/2003/tuesday/2003_crate_with_romulus_326.jpg

Our top half would be removed, and that is how we work on our robot. It holds all our tools/parts/coats/anything we want it to! We just take the top half off, and poof, it is ready as a “bay” for our robot!!