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. ATLaS ran using Java.
The metal used in the drive train, launcher, and intake is primarily aluminum. ATLaS runs on a four cim motor drive with 6 motors total. The motors were used to spin the wheels to move across the floor and operate the intake. Two pneumatic cylinders were used to raise and lower the intake. 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. The launcher operated by using 10ft of 1/4 x 3/8 x 1/16 elastics. When the launcher is fired, the elastics snap down, launching the ball.