169A Toss Up robot
Entry ID #: 1402
Created: Tue, Jan 14, 2014 6:47 AM
This is an early revision of 169A's robot for the current VEX robotics challenge, Toss Up. When we first analyzed the game, we knew that a robot must be able to go under the barrier, over the bump and score in the goals with ease. This robot was designed to do all that and more. We incorporated a manual shifting drivetrain into the robot. It could easily be changed between matches from a 1: 2 ratio to a 1:1 ratio, which allowed us to optimize our robot for the current match or skills run. It is changed by simply switching the chain from one sprocket to another. Here, we are at a 1:1 ratio, and here, we are at a 2:1 ratio. We used a six bar for the lift, because it is simple, reliable, and effective. It can easily fit under the 12" barrier, and reach the 24" goals.