ATLaS (Advanced Tele-operated Launching System) was our first competition robot, was built for the FRC game Aerial Assist. For more information on Aerial Assist visit the FIRST website. Build season for ATLaS started on Jan. 4, 2015 and lasted 6 weeks. ATLaS operated with an intake, drive train, and launcher.

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Autonomous

  • Moves into colored zone
  • shoots into the high goal

Intake:

  • Made from primarily aluminum
  • Run by CIM motors
  • Pneumatic cylinders used to raise and lower the intake system
  • Half of the wheel fasteners on the intake wheels are made out of aluminum and half of them were printed by our Makerbot Replicator 2x 3-D printer.

Launcher:

  • Operated by using 10ft of 1/4 x 3/8 x 1/16 elastics
  • Made from primarily aluminum
  • When fired, elastics snap down and launch the ball

Drive train:

  • Made from primarily aluminum 433

Programming

  • Ran using Java

 

 

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Awards Won

  • Rookie All-Star Award (in Glacier Peak)
  • First Place (in Shorewood)
  • Rookie Inspiration (in Shorewood and Portland)