4 servo ports: 4 amps at 6 volts shared across all 4 ports
Written by Nathan Nahhas
Saturday, 25 May 2013 10:42
We attributed much of our success during the World Championship to our reliability and not dropping out once during the tournament. As part of our reliability, we designed and programmed a "heartbeat" on our robot. Basically, a servo twitches our ring lock back and forth before, during, and after the autonomous period. If this heartbeat stops moving, it lets us know something is wrong before the teleoperated period starts. This way we can ask for a powercycle and ensure that we do not start the match unable to move. We shared this technique with our alliance partners 4140 Fish In The Boat and 5096 Monkey Madness during the playoffs, helping to prevent any failures during the final rounds.
Autonomous Programming Talk from iSpace Kickoff
Written by Joey
Monday, 10 September 2012 22:02
We have uploaded our presentation that we gave at the 2012 FTC Kickoff for "Ring it Up." The presentation describes good programming practices and things to consider when designing an autonomous program. It also includes a flowchart of an autonomous routine.