Short Description of the Course
Below are pictures of the full rendered course. The game is a battle between two teams. Each team has one side which they cannot leave. The goal of the game is to get all of the balls (foam golf balls) from your side over to the other team's side. The robots start on the top platform of The Citadel. The balls initially start in three different cradles. Your team's score is found by tallying up the balls on the other team's floor (1pt per ball), their big nets (2pts per ball), and their small nets on their robots (3pts per ball). 10pts are also rewarded if all teleoperated robots successfully leave and return to the citadel by the end of the three-minute game. The challenges of the game are moving up and down The Citadel, collecting the balls from the cradles, precisely launching the balls into the other team's nets, and dodging balls the other team is firing at you. All robots must fit in a 4ft^3 boxed volume.
THe build Summary
The Collection Robot
I started with 3d modelling the entire thing then creating a cut list to help cut out all of the plywood. It was nice having all the dimensions already worked out before starting building. This was obviously not the first version created but it did still use the same principles.
These models were based off of a prototype I made to help me visualize and get rough dimensions for the final robot.
More pictures to come...
Summary and revisions for nationals to come.