Purpose: 2010 FIRST Robotics Comptition
Creator: Harrison Boiler Robotics (FRC 1747)
My Role: Mentor through Purdue FIRST Programs; lead students through design, fabrication, and deployment of Skid.
- Differential drivetrain: roughtop wheels in front, dual omnis in back.
- Each side powered by 2 CIM (brushed DC) motors through a 2-speed "supershifter" gearbox.
Controls: National Instruments cRIO-FRC (400 MHz)
- Solid-state gyroscope
- AXIS webcam
- Shaft encoders
Frame: Welded 1" box aluminum (anodized green)
Climb over the bump: The frame geometry, low center of mass, and powerful drivetrain allow Skid to easily navigate the bump.
Score goals: Surgical tubing stores energy as a window-motor powered winch pulls back a kicking leg. When the leg reaches the desired point (indicated by an encoder), a pnumatic cylinder disengages the winch spool from the window motor. This has a maximum range of ~25 feet.