2019 Day 9: Inspiration

2019 Day 9: Inspiration

As we start bring our ideas to life in CAD there have been a few robots that we keep coming back to for inspiration.

GUS FRC#228 – 2011

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GUS’ 2011 robot featured a great chain driven cascading lift and a simple wrist intake. We have been heavily looking at their lift and power transmission for the elevator to get ideas for our elevator for this year.

Simbotics FRC#1114 – 2011

Simbotics’ 2011 robot also had a cascading lift but there design was based around sheet metal manufacturing which more closely mirrors how Spectrum builds it’s robots.

Robowranglers FRC#148 – 2011

The Robowranglers’ 2011 robot features an awesome extending link for the top bar on it’s 4 bar arm. We have been looking at this CAD as an example for how to do a simple extension that we will be using on our Cargo intake.

Here is the current state of one of the intake extensions.

– Spectrum

“A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system.” – John Gall


Source: Spectrum