FRC 2012: Rebound Rumble (Team 321)
We’re working on this.
FTC 2012 : Bowled Over! (Team 5320)
(left to right): Malik B., Anthony G., Kamal C., Steven D., Steven C., Keiana S., Yishai B., Kamal G., Daniel Ueda (Head Coach), Zhenying W., Gabe Carrion (mentor)
- 3rd Place Runner-Up for “Inspire Award” at Regional Qualifying Tournament
- State Championships Competitors (February 25th, 2012)
The arm team is solely focused on building the arm of the robot. To do this, they use a pulley system with motors in collaboration with the FIFO system to lift crates.
CAD is literally “Computer Aided Design”, or computer-generated software that allows people to sketch and render 3D images in real time. The CAD team creates images of all of the parts of the robot to demonstrate what the completed robot might look like. The images created on CAD can easily show the dimensions of the robot, making the design process more efficient and exact.
The chassis is the physical body of the robot. The chassis team has to build the body and attach the bike chain and sprocket to the motors and wheels to create a working drive system.
The purpose of the conveyor belt is to lift the balls off of the ground and puts them in the crate. To do this two large gears are used to move two smaller gears and create more torque. The conveyor belt is capable of moving both forwards and backwards to achieve its goal.
The main purpose of the electrical team is to wire all of the separate components together. They connect the motors, servos, batteries, and brain with wires so that everything can function as one being. For the robot to function, all of its parts must be connected to a power source, which is, for the most part, a battery.
FIFO is the acronym for “First In, First Out”. It is a frame without a motor that goes around the crates. The FIFO system uses four telescoping metal pieces with a hook on top that as crates are raised raises them even higher to create more room for crates inside of it.
The programming team is responsible for creating the programs that tell the robot what to do. For FTC they use ROBOTC, a programming language that is frequently used in robotics competitions. Also, they control the motors, the servo controllers and transmit signals to the Samantha module.