As you can see, our chassis is pretty small. Final size is 24″W, 22″L, and in the range of 12″H (we still have a bit more CAD to do). Here’s what we’ve completed so far:
Yup. We’re doing 2WD. Since our robot figures to be pretty light (<70 lbs) and our strategy doesn’t involve very much driving around, we decided to save weight and space and direct-drive some CIMple boxes.
We’re going to do a two-tiered electronics panel, with the battery and pneumatic tanks on the lower level; cRIO, PDB, router, jaguars, and victors on top. We haven’t used pneumatics since 2010, so we’ve got a lot to (re)learn.
Maybe tomorrow and/or Saturday we’ll get more CAD done. We still need to figure out the geometry of the arms and how exactly they’ll interface with the chassis.