Entry ID #: 7798
Created: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 11:49 AM
CAPS One of the most frustrating things in VEX VRC is having to cut and file metal pieces. We spend A LOT of time cutting steel and aluminum in order to have a robot that can fit in an 18” cube to compete in the season’s challenge. Even though we try hard to file the edges down, we sometimes miss spots or develop new sharp edges when the bot crashes into other bots during matches. Our team decided to solve this problem once and for all by creating “CAPS”! “CAPS” provide these solutions: 1. Failing inspection due to sharp edges (Rule R3) 2. Disqualification due to damaging field elements or field (Rule S1) 3. Disqualification due to damaging other robots (Rule G12) 4. Getting hurt working on or carrying robots due to sharp edges 5. Getting more students excited about building robots You can read more about it in our attached FINAL REPORT...