The 15th iteration of D-Fence is now ready for competition and we can't wait to see what happens. The robot is pictured above and is going to be a shooting machine!
We pick up balls from the ground using our collector that folds out in front. The robot can hold 5 balls at a time. The tube that holds the balls has been tested extensively to prevent jamming and is fully automatic. When a ball comes in, it shifts all the balls by one to make room for the next one. It will also stop taking balls in when it is full.
The shooter at the top is on a turret and can automatically aim at the goal. We still need more testing on our distances but we believe we can go from 0 to 15 feet away.
Overall we are very proud of what we have so far and hope to continually improve it at the competition this weekend and the next few weeks.
Many members of the team have been working on a website for all FIRST teams to use. It is called Find Robot Parts and can be found at http://findrobotparts.com/.
The goal is to make it easier to find the part you need without having to visit dozens of different websites.
Competition this Weekend!
This weekend we will be competing at the Northern Connecticut District in Woodstock, CT. Feel free to come visit us at Woodstock Academy. The schedule is as follows:
10:30 am: Opening Ceremonies
11:00 am - 7:00 pm: Matches