2019 Deep Space
- Climbing - All three platforms
- Hatch placement - any height via arm
- CAN PCB to increase resilience and simplify wiring
- Chain Drive
- Optical switches and mechanical limit switches
- Construction Photos - A preview of some of the photos taken during the construction of the robot.
- Robot Sensors - A look into the WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series sensors and limit switches used for controlling arm and rear-lift motion.
- Battery-Breaker-PDP Wiring - Why RoboLoCo used 4 AWG wire between on the batteries and between the breaker, PDP, and battery connectors.
- Robot Vision Systems - A peek into the use of a Limelight for automatic steering
- Attaching The Claw - Photos of the claw attachment
- A quick look at the high climb! - Video and photos of the first high climb
- First Climb! - Video of the first low climb
- Updated Hatch Mechanism - Replaced hatch/fuel tool with a hatch-only mechanism
- Critical Robot Parts - Added googly eyes
New Hatch Mechanism
In The Pits At Battlefield High School Competition
Mid To High Climb
Wiring (Early in build)
2019 Robot With Previous Mechanism
The CAN PCBs
The CAN PCBs, first used on the 2018 robot, are being used on the 2019 robot. Two of the 10-port units are connected together to provide enough ports for all of the talons and other CAN devices. Shielded CAT6 (unshielded CAT5 would have been fine) was used to provide 4x bus lines between some more distance talons and the CAN PCBs.
A third CAN PCB is in use. Instead of providing a CAN bus it's being used for power distribution to sensors.