2013 - Ultimate Ascent

This year, the challenge at hand is different than any challenge encountered before: teams must build robots that can successfully throw a frisbee into scoring goals at the end of each field, as well as attempt to climb a pyramid structure. The match is played with two alliances of three teams each, and the teams have 2 minutes and 15 seconds to score as many points as they can.

We proudly present this year's robot, Inferno!

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Below is a short video highlighting our autonomous mode and shooting speed.

...and another one just to show that we can actually make those shots :)

Weight:
119.65 lbs.
 
Dimensions (l x w x h):
can drive under pyramid
29” x 27” x 23” (arm extends to 38.5”)

Drive Train:
six 4” VEXpro Versa wheels
 
Speed (ft/s):
8.6 (high gear), 3.3 (low gear)
 
Climbing:
hangs on first level using pnuematics
 
Human Loading:
can load on front of robot through 42” slot
 
Frisbee Pickup:
can pick up 2 Frisbees at once
scoop mechanism with actuating jaw
second camera to help driver see Frisbees
 
Shooter:
3-wheeled linear shooter, manual 24º vertical range of motion
live camera feed and overlaid target outlines assist driver aiming
 
Autonomous:
scores up to 42 points by collecting disks underneath pyramid
can score preloaded disks from anywhere on the pyramid
can use various preset modes, and can use Kinect