2008 Robot

Overview

Named the “Boten Ana” by Aleksey Ermenko, this robot competed in the 2008 FRC robotics competition Overdrive. The drive system had problems at first and ended up becoming a two-wheel powered drive with caster wheels in the back.

Mechanisms

There were two main mechanisms for the Boten Ana. The atomic plunger in the middle of the robot used a winch system to push up a PVC tubing and knock-off balls from the overhead rack.

The second mechanism was an extend-able ball catcher that also used PVC tubing, meant to corral the ball around the track.