Video of a mock competition/practice time. We have a really good match-up with Team 1922 (you guys were awesome) they scored a few goals on us, but we kept them at bay most of the time. It was pretty awesome to see to Mecanum drive robots that were really well balanced against eachother go at it. Talk about dancing robots… We had a couple issues with the practice field falling apart a little, but it wasn’t too bad.
Our blocker fully deployed (and painted) we can also drop it to 45deg to deflect balls dropping down from the ball return.
Most of the guts here… we mounted the battery and compressor underneath.
It sports 4-Cim+mecanum drive, can go over the bump (and catch air!), strafe on the bump, go through the tunnel, auto-kick and score from the 3rd zone, block virtually any shot, and deflect balls from the ball return. Weighs in at 113lbs. The only thing we can’t do is hang, but since we’ll be playing goalie, and hanging doesn’t get you many points, we should be okay. We’re running pneumatics at two different pressures to conserve air. The blocker is damped pretty well so blocked shots don’t bounce too far, great for blocking and then kicking the ball away.
It’s the best 'bot you can buy from McMaster and assemble in a High School, 6 parts were machined, 2 were welded, everything else was done with hand tools.
What do you think!?
Edit: updated with video!