I planned on waiting until we finished our planned upgrades for the robot, but since that won’t be anytime soon I thought I would just do it now.
KOP Drivetrain with Falcon 500s instead of cims
Front cut out for a fixed, double-wide intake using wheels and timing belts powered by a 775pro. A ramp for the human player station.
775pro with a versaplanetary encoder powering a shaft with stealth wheels.
Double wide shooter powered by a Neo motor (now two) with colson wheels.
We knew indexing the balls would be difficult and we would struggle to hit the inner port reliably so we decided to intake two at a time, store them in two lines, and shoot two at a time. This worked very well leading to no jams that couldn’t be fixed by reversing the intake for a second and a very fast and accurate shot that also occasionally hit the inner port.
Where to shoot:
We only shot in the target zone which worked out very well, simplifying what the driver had to do since he didn’t have to worry about anything besides hitting the wall and pressing the button to shoot
We decided to go low because we worried about getting stuck on balls in the rendezvous, and going through the trench also allowed to greatly decrease our cycle time.
Last year we bit off much more than we could chew so this year we decided to keep it simple only shooting. This turned out to be very risky in a game where the endgame was so valuable. However it paid off with us becoming a fast high shooter and the only team in the playoffs at palmetto without a climb. We were working on adding a climber for smoky mountains and champs, but, as you can probably guess, progress on that has stopped.