San Diego [6-5]
Team 399 was Rank #12; picked for Alliance 7.
Los Angeles Regional [8-5]
Won Entrepreneurship Award;Captain for Alliance 6: Rank #8.
Idaho Regional [8-7]
West coast drive with 8 6 inch pneumatic wheels driven by a 3 cim gearbox.
Powered by a bag motor, has mecanum wheels to funnel the balls in through the robot to the belt system on the intake prepping them for a shot.
Flywheel powered by 2 rs775 motors, the wheels for the flywheel are angled allowing for vertical shots towards the goal from far distances.
Inland Empire Regional - February 27 - March 1, 2015
Rank 11 with an average qualification score of 46.75 and a Quarterfinal Rank 6 with an average playoff score of 65.00.
Awards: Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox
Ventura Regional - March 27-29, 2015
Rank 6 with an average qualification score of 84.92 and an average playoff score of 123.40.
Awards: Regional Chairman's Award, Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox
San Diego Regional - April 2-4, 2015
Rank 3 with an average qualification score of 107.30 and an average playoff score of 169.43.
Awards: Regional Winners
FIRST Championship: Carson Division - April 22nd-25th, 2015
Rank 41 with an average qualification score of 131.30 and an average playoff score of 191.00
4-Wheel Mecanum DriveTrain, allows for strafing or
“sidewards” movement of the robot
Powered by 4 MiniCIMs
Single speed, 10:1 geared for 14 FPS
Powered by 2 CIM motors, connected to a 2 start lead screw with a 1 to 1 gear ratio
Rides on a “hat” channel. Slides with bearings.
Actuated wheels that have an adjusted air pressure at 25 PSI when "actuated in". Wheels are custom with strip of neoprene rubber to maximize grip on totes.
Two sixbars powered by a 100:1 Versa Planetary Gearbox attached to a BAG motor that extends out to grapple recycling containers
Mechanism Safety Control
Limit switches attached to the sixbar to relay information when the sixbar is extended or not. Once information is relayed voltage is cut from the motors.
Gyro + Encoder Drive Control
Use of a gyro sensor for robot orientation control, and an encoder for drive distance control; we can navigate the field accurately during the autonomous mode. Also allowing for field centric driver controls.
Powered by a 50:1 Versa Planetary Gearbox attached to 2 BAG motors per sixbar that extend out to grapple recycling containers.
Inland Empire Regional [11-2]
Regional Chairman Winner; Rank #2; Regional Champions with 1678: The Citrus Circuits & 4161: The T-Birds
Woodie Flowers Finalist- David Voracek
Utah Regional [10-2]
Industrial Design Award; Rank #2; Semi-Finalists with 1619: Up-A-Creek Robotics & 2594: "NASKCO Robotics"
Las Vegas Regional [8-2-1]
Gracious Professionalism Award; Rank #4; Semi-Finalists with 2122: Team Tators & 1572:Hammer Heads
FIRST Championship - Archimedes Division [9-1]
Industrial Design Award; Rank #1; Quarter-Finalist with 2056: OP Robotics; 2175: Fighting Calculators & 2834: Bionic Black Hawks
-6 wheel "west coast drive"
-Powered by 6 CIM motors
-Single speed, geared for 16 FPS
-6 wheel intake mechanism
-Powered by RS550 motors in a 21:1 planetary gearbox
-Engaged by 2 1.0625" bore pneumatic actuators
-Powered by 4 Mini CIM motors, connected to the arm in a total ratio of 39.27:1
-Our steel tubing "cradle" provides a secure position for the game piece
-Passive assistance provided by elastic surgical tubing
-Closed-loop position control with a 5-turn potentiometer
-Mechanism Safety Control
-Arm position control allows us to safely move the arm as to never make
contact with the intake mechanism
-Autonomous Goal Tracking
-Camera vision targeting assesses the "Hot Goal" in the autonomous mode, aims
towards it, and scores for the added bonus points
-Gyro + Encoder Drive Control
-Use of a gyro sensor for robot orientation control, and an encoder for drive
distance control, we can navigate the field accurately during the autonomous
In 2014, we decided to bring back our "Name a Robot" contest from 2007. This allows students in the valley to design their own imaginary robot, and give it a name. We distributed flyers at our 2 annual FLL tournaments, and received over 100 submissions! These robots ranged from machines that could fly, bake, and even fight crime!
Although there were many great bots to choose from, one really caught our eye. The flying robot "Cortex", named by 8 year old Noah Gregory took the cake.