2023 Robot Overview
After years of debate, The Hitchhikers have finally acquired the famed Swerve-Drive drivetrain. We procured four MK4i swerve drive modules during the off-season and spent time getting the software and controls working.
Once the 2023 challenge was announced, the team is excited and hoping the swerve drives give us an advantage.
Our robot has an extendable arm, made with a Thrifty-Bot kit, which manipulates our end factor: a pneumatic, scissor action gripper. The arm’s extention is operated by a winch, which is powered by a V1.0 Brushless Neo motor, attached to a 90° mount. We had several love-hate moments with the arm due to the thin/soft metal.
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We had a lot of fun at the state championship. We were chosen in the 5th alliance, with Team 900, The Zebracorns, and Team 5518, Technowolves. Sadly, we got eliminated in Round 2 after a robot had a CAN error. We lost by 8 points after another robot hit us and we...
Week 10 and we just finished our second competition.
Week 9 and we just finished our FIRST (no pun intended) Competition of the 2023 Season.
Week 8 and we are getting better.
Week 7 and we are getting better.