What do other teams mean when they refer to the "hood" of a shooter

I have never heard of that term and I have not seen pictures of the hood either. What is the purpose of a hood?


A hood is the fixed outer shell of a one-wheeled shooter. Shooters with two wheel axes do not have hoods. Most commonly, this shell is above and concnentric with the wheel, and resembles a hood, hence the name.

A shooter can be designed with a single rotating wheel with an opposing curved plate. The ball rolls between the wheel and plate until it ejects. That plate is often called a “hood”, as it ends up on top of the robot.

Do you mean the wheel is on the bottom and there is a hood on top?

This video here is a great example of a hooded shooter in action

It is sideways, sorry.

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