Team 254 Presents: Breakdown

Team 254, NASA Ames Robotics “The Cheesy Poofs”, presents our 2023 robot: Breakdown.

Breakdown will compete at the Sacramento Regional, the Silicon Valley Regional, and the FIRST Championship.

Team 254 is sponsored by NASA Ames Research Center, Greg & Gloria Shean, West Coast Products, AMEX Plating, Gilbert Spray Coat, LinkedIn, Abbott, Boeing, Gene Haas Foundation, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Intuitive Foundation, FIRST NorCal, Arm, Dropbox, and Bellarmine College Preparatory.

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No reveal video?

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I am incredibly confused by how this robot works but I want to see it do the magic.

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when does the technical binder release?

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(They typically haven’t done reveal videos)

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Not even a gif this year?

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Dang these reveals keep getting shorter and shorter

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I didn’t even see the ground intake at first…

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I miss the 2:45 long video of the picture

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Tech Binder and Code will all release after the season, as usual.

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I wonder if we will hear “Breakdown Brokedown” at all

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I thought I’d seen it all… Idk how it works…

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The long black bars holding the carriage bearings together are interesting. Were those precautionary, or were there issues with bending?

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254’s reveal video is them in action at actual events. Nothing is scarier than seeing them crush other competitors with ease.

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“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” - Arthur C Clarke (this can be translated as: I have no idea what’s going on here)

Also I think we all know what happened last time they had a robot name that ended in those four letters.

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Only 1 limelight spotted. Interesting…

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And that game had cubes as well

I will be eternally greatful if someone gets screenshots here of 254’s pit display, which historically has the same/similar content to the tech binder.

Signed,
A Curious Effectively Retired Mentor

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Really awesome robot. But I wonder where does the name “Breakdown” come from? The 2022 Chezy Champs? :thinking:

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