The Robonauts Everybot, costing less than $1000, is an affordable, robust, and simplistic robot that can be built with nothing but basic tools and items found in either the kit of parts, purchased from your local hardware store, or an online retailer such as AndyMark, Vexpro, McMaster-Carr, etc. We hope to help students and teams find their stride in FRC regardless of their circumstances or practical limitations. In the 2019 season, nearly a hundred teams built off of the Robonauts Everybot concept, and we are excited for what the 2020 season holds.
In our analysis of Infinite Recharge, we’ve found that a short list of robot capabilities will define a robot capable of playing in a district finals match or having a place on an alliance at a championship. We stuck to the most valuable and basic scoring tasks.
The 2020 Robonauts Everybot Robot Will:
- Feed a partner its preloads during autonomous
- Leave the Initiation Line during autonomous
- Drive over the Boundaries
- Drive through the Trench
- Pick up and hold 5 power cells
- Score power cells in the bottom port
- Play defense
- Hang from the Generator Switch
Next weekend, a short video, CAD, bill of materials, software, and documentation of how we built Everybot will be posted here and on our website. We also hope to post match videos of Everybot playing alongside other robots built for Infinite Recharge.