This was our team’s first attempt at a robot, as it was our rookie year. This robot aimed to complete all of the tasks presented by FIRST SteamWorks.
It used a standard AM-14U3 6WD chassis modified for a tall volume. In addition, it had a turreted flywheel shooter capable of launching whiffle balls approximately 12 feet in the air in any direction! The robot also featured a passive gear transporter. On the programming side, the robot had two different vision tracking systems and a NAVx 9 axis gyro capable of determining where the robot was on the field. The climber was a 4” DIA PVC Cylinder covered in industrial Velcro designed to latch onto the loop side of the tape on 1” Flat webbing for climbing.