The bIrobort team has been working hard for the past 4 weeks in the shop adding new features to our robot, which we have named Chaise. So, for we have added a device to gather fuel balls from the field and to shoot them into the high goal. The intake system is made from brushes in the front of the robot. It took some time to figure it out, but it is worth it because it picks up the balls fast and smoothly, which is good once the competition starts. The shooter is another key component in this year’s competition. On Chaise, it’s right behind the intake system. We must shoot a ball about 10 feet into the air and make it arc over into a basket. This is one of the ways we can score points. One great thing about this year’s robot is the mecanum wheels, which are wheels that let us move forward, backwards, and side to side. This should give us an advantage to move thoughout the playing field. We only have less than 1 week left and there is still a lot to do on the robot. It’s crunch time for the bIrobot team.
You can read more about the 2017 FRC game here and learn more about mecanum wheels here .