Built with Team 5897 – APEX Robotics for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition. Executed pre-programed autonomous functions and could be human controlled. The bot was capable of carrying gears (plastic game pieces), collecting and shooting plastic balls, climbing up a velcro rope and moving seamlessly across the field. Toggle was built on a mecanum drive train, allowing it to move omnidirectionally. Each wheel had a separate gearbox and could move independently. The custom gear ratios allowed it to reach one of the highest top speeds on the field. Due to the omnidirectional movement, the ‘front’ of the robot could be toggled between two modes, changing the control scheme to make operation easier. All of this resulted in a versatile and fast robot that ranked 4th out of 48 teams by OPR (offensive contribution to the team).
- Check out videos of ‘Toggle’ in action here and here!
- Also, we gave a presentation explaining functionality, as well as the team in general. Watch.
- Here’s a more detailed info document.
- Lastly, the APEX Robotics Facebook page. APEX is currently inactive – it was a team we ran for two FRC seasons, 2016 and 2017.