This is going to be a weird one, but the Grasshoppers are here to share our thoughts, ideas, processes, and mistakes.
We started off this season discussing the different activities and deciding what we would like to participate in. We quickly decided to ignore the innovation challenge and game design challenge, focusing only on improvements to our 2020 robot to improve our odds of success in Infinite Recharge at Home.
What our 2020 robot looks like:
Things to improve:
Shooter - shot accuracy, adjustable range
Collector - speed and consistency
Indexer - speed, reduce capacity from 5 to 3
Wheels - optimize for maneuverability and auto pathing
Singulator - fastest mechanism in our power cell handling system
Drivetrain - automatic shifting and power are adequate (for now)
Climber - not needed
Sucker system - illegal, even in IR@H
We started off our CAD effort by copying our 2020 OnShape directory and deleting unused subassemblies from the main robot assembly.