Meet Yelena, our 2023 robot! Yelena can balance during the autonomous period. Yelena can pick up both balls and cones and raise them up to every level with a pneumatic powered arm. Yelena can access all levels of shelves, and can use all forms of intakes. Yelena can also balance in the last 30 seconds.
Additionally, Yelena has some innovative features including a unique arm that was prototyped in multiple different ways. This arm even won us the Excellence in Engineering Award! We also have custom parts such as laser cut panels with Firewall's logo and 3D printed parts to hold electrical components and trusses with the teams number.
Meet Xerxes, our 2022 robot! Xerxes can shoot cargo balls into the lower hub during the autonomous period with the help of vision code and LED lights. During the tele-op period, Xerxes uses a pneumatic powered intake system to intake cargo balls up into a ramp that leads to the indexer system. Xerxes can shoot the cargo balls into the lower and upper hub with the motor-powered shooter. Xerces can also climb to the second rung on the hanger.
Additionally, Xerxes has some innovative features including a hinged system that separated and protected the electrical components from the intake, indexer and shooter systems and custom parts such as laser cut panels with Firewall's logo and 3D printed parts to hold electrical components and the climbing arms with the teams number.
Our 2021 robot had several interesting features, including a camera for us to see power cells outside the robot, arcade style buttons on the indexer*, and LEDs to light up the robot.