Game: AERIAL ASSISTSource code
Zaphod is our 2014 robot created for Aerial Assist. This robot is able to do every task in the game: playing defense, picking up assist points, propelling the ball over the truss, and scoring in either the high goal or the low goal.
With a fast and maneuverable drivetrain, the robot uses two traction wheels on each side for power and an omni on each corner for a quick response to tight turns without compromising stability. Its collector quickly and smoothly deploys and pulls in a ball with ease with nearly 180 degrees of flexibility on the intake location.
Finally, Zaphod has a powerful shooter driven with four motors and a potentiometer, which allows us to vary both the speed and shooting angle of the ball for the perfect shot each time.