2017: Steamworks

2017 FRC Season Robot

For the 2017 FRC competition robot, we had a 6-wheel tank drive train with 8” traction wheels.  Because of the size and grip of these wheels, we were able to turn and cross the field very quickly.  Our gear intake is a pneumatic mechanism, letting us open and close the intake with a piston, making it easier to receive and catch gears.  We also have a climber powered by two CIMs in a shifting gearbox, letting us get the power we need to pull our robot up the rope.  On the back of the robot, we have a poly-carbonate ramp protecting the electronics and ensuring that gears won’t get stuck on our robot.

Here are some photos showing the robot being built and changing over the season: