best back of robot on ship day

2009 – Tycho Drifter

FAST FACTS:

 

Drive Train/ Transmissions:

4 Wheel omni-drive

Uses 1 CIM motor to drive on either side as well as 1 globe motor for steering 4-bar linkage

Drive Pods are modular and easily removable identical for replacement

Top speed: 15 ft/s

Belt driven wheels

On board camera to record “robot-eye” view of the game.

Electronics:

Electroquarium GEN III

Lightweight/removable unit contains all electrical major components

Easily removed/installed (in 29 seconds) via multiple quick disconnects

Symmetrical/intuitive design layout for troubleshooting and maintenance

Chassis:

Light/strong/flexible, made of 1/2 in “Europly” (9 ply Russian Birch)

Total robot weight: Approximately 118.5 lbs

Base dimensions – 27″ x 37″

Hugs the trailer

1st year to design chassis around scoring mechanism

Blue colored ground effects made from headlights and under glow

Performance:

Scores 12 to 15 moon rocks (Scoring element for 2009) per match

Intake System:

2 CIM motors that power 5 intake wheels/3 intake rollers

2 stage ball axuisition mechanism

Automatic ball ejection door for the balls that don’t make it all the way to the hopper

Tower is 12x12x57 in dimensions

Made from 1x1x1/16 aluminum with lexan strips down the sides

Dumping Mechanism:

Made from lexan 1/4 on bottom, 1/16 on the sides and 1/8 on the back

Uses 4 pneumatic cylinders, 2 to power door, 2 for the ram rod

Stores 12 moon rocks