If a pandemic couldn’t stop us from making another robot, what will? Team 7457 is proud to present our pinkest robot yet Darth Fuchsia!
This year we decided to be extra ambitious with our robot design and set out to be the best we could at everything. In many ways Darth Fuchsia is similar to Dark Side with changes a couple of major changes.
To list a few:
- Robot shoots out opposite side of intake
- SWERVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! (SDS MK2)
- Adjustable hood (Compared to previous two position hood)
- Increased Shooter wheel diameter (From 4in to 6in)
- Intake optimization
Intake and Indexing system:
Coming in at 28.5" wide, its gonna be hard to miss power cells. Intake is designed to intake power cells over the bumpers.
Conveyor and Shooter System:
With a big emphasis this year on shooter accuracy and shooter power, we took a lot of time to prototype how we can achieve both of said goals, which lead us to the shooter design above. We have the ability to store 5 power cells completely in the conveyor system awaiting to be shot.
With the extended time we had this year we decided to tackle swerve. It has been a beast to deal with but we are also getting the results we want to see out of it.
We built this robot to be a great goodbye to our pioneer seniors (seniors that were there the first year to start this team) and to be able to do all the things we would want to that, that we couldn’t do in a normal build season. We hope to take this robot to future off season comps. Once we get to the point when competitions are up and running we will copy and paste our climber from last year and add a control panel spinner.
Now for the question everyone is asking: Why fuchsia?
All Questions are welcome, and I will be adding to this thread more to update on how the build process is going.