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BATTLE-BOTS INTRODUCTION Mr. Yersak Tech & Design I Livingston High School
Your Problem: Design and build a robot that can be controlled remotely, to either disable the opposing robot, or score the most points.
How to win the game: Disable the opposing robot using any means other than cutting the control wires. Force the opposing robot out of the arena Score points by placing or driving whiffle balls back to their teams home base.
The Arena : Will be in the classroom Tables will be set up together This means that there will be bumps and gaps to contend with. Two sheets of drywall placed together (8’ x 8’). There will be open sections randomly placed around the perimeter of the arena.
The Game : One vs. One Matches Two minutes per match Each team will face their opponent twice alternating from both bases. Highest score among both matches advance to the next round. Points System (2 green, 2 yellow, 8 white whiffle balls) Knocking an opponent out of the arena. (5 pts.) White whiffle ball in home base at end of match. (1 pt. each) Yellow whiffle ball in opponents base. (-5 pts. towards opponents score) Green whiffle ball in home base at end of match. (5 pts.)
Specifications Robot must operate in a manner safe to humans. No more than 3 DC motors (provided). Must fit in a 1’ x 1’ x 1’ box. May not be a direct drive system (motor to wheels). Must have three wheels (two standard, one swivel).
Specifications Create two identical gearboxes from the sample set-up demonstrated by the instructor. Utilize the material provided for main battle-bot construction: 1/8” Plywood 1/8” Masonite Pine Foam Acrylic
Safety & Weaponry Fire, explosions or heavy projectiles are PROHIBITED. Weapons must be evaluated and approved by the instructor.
Safety & Weaponry Cont… Weapons must not: Pose a risk to spectators Damage tables Damage power cables or supplies
Robot Safety Safety is the #1 priority Know what you are doing, before you do it. There is a right way and a wrong way to do everything. Safety Glasses must be worn at all times Robots may move suddenly and without warning.
Requirements/ Timeline Design & Documentation Phase: Design Brief Documentation Log Final Orthographic Drawing & Parts List Construction Phase: Assemble materials Build gearboxes (left and right) Test gearboxes Build chassis and other features Testing Phase Practice makes perfect GAME DAY!!
What’s Important? Concentrate on one item at a time.
You must choose, but choose wisely….. Gearing – Speed vs. Power Weight – Slow vs. agile Methods – Offensive / Defensive There are always tradeoffs!
Start Simple - *KISS* Build a robot that can move forward and backward. The rest is just details… A mobile robot is always better.
THERE WILL BE MANY COMPONENTS TO YOUR BATTLE BOT. FOCUS ON ONE AREA AT A TIME AND DIVIDE THE WORK ACCORDINGLY.