2022 Day 9:  Bootcamp Build Day & a successful climber prototype

2022 Day 9: Bootcamp Build Day & a successful climber prototype

 Bootcamp Build Day

We started the day with our 1st Bootcamp Build Day of the year we had students and teachers representing 5 young Houston area teams on site for a few hours to answer their questions, give design advice, and help with the FRC control system. Members of Pearadox FRC5414 were here to help as part of our partnership in the Houston FRC Development Program this year. Our next session is in two weeks and we will be helping teams finish up their drive bases, electronics, and making progress on their robots. 

Climber Test

We were able to rebuild the climber prototype after last night’s crash and improve it in the process. Below is a video of it successfully pulling from one bar to the other. With a little help to limit the swinging this time. In the next version, we will add springs to extend the upper arm and a pneumatic cylinder to extend the lower arm.

The theory behind the climb

Here is the basic idea of how we currently plan to implement the climb.
– Spectrum


Source: Spectrum