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Competition Robots

Chester

Chester is built for the 2024 FRC Game: Crescendo. He is made to shoot 14-inch foam rings into a high goal with a small gap called the Speaker, and a short vertical goal called the Amp. Chester received the Quality award and was a regional finalist at the Northern Lights Regional, and won the Seven Rivers Regional, qualifying for the World Championship! This is our third competition swerve robot, at 27 x 30 inches. 

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Nessie

Nessie is built for the 2023 FRC game: Charged Up. She is built to put cones and cubes on all three rows with a large double jointed arm powered by a custom gearbox. She has 41 separate autonomous routines, winning us the Autonomous award at the Northern Lights Regional. This is our second competitive swerve drive robot, and at 26.5 inches square and just 96.4 lbs, she can really move!

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Bert

Our robot for "Rapid React" 2022 aims for the lower and upper scoring along with climbing to the transversal rung. Bert weighs 113 lbs and has a 25"x25" perimeter. Bert can go up to 13.5 feet per second. It uses a swerve drive base. The robot can reach the traversal bar using four arms: two telescoped and two that swing. Bert is made entirely from aluminum, polycarbonate, and 3D-printed parts. There is no wood on the robot. Bert has a total of 20 motors. 

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Due to COVID, our 2021 robot could not be fabricated, although we redesigned it and competed virtually using the CAD model! First, the intake on our 2020 robot worked but periodically clogged up. We improved this by swapping out Mecanum wheels with 3D-printed Mecanum wheels, allowing for less friction. After re-evaluating the scoring, we decided to add a thrower to the 2021 robot. To do this, we re-shaped the hopper and created a new hopper design. We redesigned the hook mechanism to use square tubes, limiting its rotation. In addition to these upgrades, we greatly reduced the robot's weight by notching and removing unnecessary material.

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Our 2020 robot is designed to be a low level, high speed robot that can travel 18ft/s. It is able to intake Power Cells off the floor, as well as from the Loading Bay. The power cells then travel into the hopper which automatically sequences the Power Cells, before being expelled out the back into the Power Port.  It is also able to Rotate, and Position the Control Panel to a specific color. Towards the end of the game, and is equipped with a winch and elevator to place a hook on the Generator Switch, and winch itself off the ground.

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Rampy

Rampy is designed to primarily play Defense in the 2019 FIRST FRC game "Destination: Deep Space". Rampy weighs in at just under 150lb and combined with its low height, it is able to hold its stance on the field. Rampy also includes 2 ramps that can fold down, allowing another robot to drive over it to reach the HAB Level 3. Additionally, rampy includes an arm with a rotating wrist which allows it to pick up and place Cargo and Hatches on both sides of the robot!

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