The FRC season is completed! Team #4611 has worked incredibly hard for 6 weeks to make the best robot possible. The electrical, design, programming and fabrication teams have done an amazing job, there are many more great seasons to come.
Small and final electrical tasks were completed. Members connected spike wires to the PD board. Fabricators created mounts for the second RSL along with the power switch so electricians wired the light by soldering and applying heat shrink. Breakers were added to aide in the powering of another light, the LED ring. Another spike was wired and soldered.
Fabricators fixed the ramps leading up to the castle so the robot can drive up them easier. They also mounted the final bumpers to the robot and tested how they absorbed shock. Before the robot could be driven and tested today, they fixed bolts on the chassis, components of the wheel shooter and reapplied the surgical tubing. Rails were added to the wheel shooter for protecting from the portcullis. Rails were also added to the belly of the robot to support the board. Flags were placed between the wheels and the chassis and bend to go under the low bar. Finally when metal shavings were blown off of the robot and the roborio was cleaned, the robot was ready to be driven!
Programmers worked with the drive team to make final changes. The wheels were at first unable to spin normally and the LED rings would light up at random moments but with the help of coding and fabrication members the issues were resolved. The drive team at first practiced shooting and fabrication members were able to adjust the angle of pneumatics based on missed shots. The surgical tubing was ultimately taken off the robot because it was causing the boulder to spin backwards and miss shots. Many great things came from all this hard work, for first time in OZONE history the team has a robot with visual acquisition that can aim by itself!
Fabricators fixed the remaining issues on the practice robot as well such as problems with the gear boxes and wheel shooter.
Most importantly, OZONE completed it’s end of season traditions including taking the team picture, having the seniors place stickers on the robot, and coming up with a name for it (there is an ongoing battle for naming it Hillary or Margo).