A cone-placing, cube-intaking robot designed, built, and programmed through thousands of combined hours. Competing in the 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition, this robot performed extremely well, ranking 3rd in Canada for Offensive Power Rating and winning eight awards. See the intricate work that went into each component in our engineering notebook, and our complex software work in our controls notebook, the latter of which I wrote.
Melman competing at the 2023 world championships in Houston, Texas.
District Event Finalist
District Autonomous Award
3x District Excellence in Engineering Award
2x District Event Winner
District Championship/Provincials Finalist
To achieve the highest performance possible, our robot was made up of carefully thought-out subsystems and control theory. A few key areas include:
An omni-directional swerve drivebase capable of travelling at 18.2ft/s.
A triple-jointed arm, powered through custom path following to smoothly reach each point
A complex vision system powered by three Limelight cameras, allowing for automatic scoring routines
Engineering Notebook: an in-depth explaination of the design process and robot development
Controls Notebook: an extensive dive into the programming and control theory that power the complex software systems