The Robot Mech Team by: Nick Thomsen, Faraz Khan, Mark Wei and Vish Gopalakrishnan Section 1 General Rules General Robot Definition ● Robot must have certain basic systems o Power o Communications o Control o Movement ● Robot must follow a design approach o A box of disassembled parts on the ground is not considered a robot Team Numbers ● Team number must be displayed on the robot ● Numbers must be o At least 3.5” high o At least 0.5” stroke width o Black in color o White background extending at least 1” from all edges of the number This example satisfies the constraints listed above. The font is “Impact”, size 362pt. Size Constraints ● Robot height may never exceed 78” in height during a match o This means in the robot’s tallest position, it cannot be taller 78 inches (6’ 6”) ● Robot TRANSPORT dimensions: W28, L42, H78 ● Robot Max weight: 120 lbs o The weight will include the weight of any bumpers o The weight will not include the weight of the battery ● Robot traction devices (like wheels) cannot have anything that will pull up/severely destroy the arena carpet (like sandpaper, cleats, velcro, etc.) Miscellaneous ● Game pieces must be able to be removed from the robot at the conclusion of the match o Robots will not be reenabled after the match is over, so totes and “litter” have to be accessible and removable while the robot is off Section 2 Safety & Damage Prevention Protrusions ● Protrusions from the robot may not damage the arena and field elements o the robot will be inspected if the protrusion is on the leading side and has a surface area of less than 1” Hazardous Items ● Items are not permitted if they are made of hazardous materials, unsafe, and interfere with the operation of other robots. ● Items such as: o Devices or materials that obstruct or limit the visibility of drivers or coaches o Audio devices that generate sound that can be a distraction o Devices that interfere with the sensing and operations of another robot o Class I lasers, flammable gases, pyrotechnics, etc o Circuitry that produces voltages in excess of 24V Section 3 Budget Constraints Overall Budget ● Total cost of the robot may not exceed $4000 ● Teams must have a BOM and should be ready to present to officials at competition The BOM ● In the BOM all non kit of parts items must be documented except: o KOP items o Any non KOP items that are under $1 ● Any individual KOP part must not exceed $400 ● However, individual parts if ordered in bulk may exceed $400 only if the component individually does not excced $400 ● Any components of mechanisms that are recycled from previous robots must be included in the BOM with its undepreciated cost ● This rules above apply to any system or module. Section 4 Fabrication Schedule Schedule of Build Season ● Usual Bag and Tag ● Stop Build Day is February 17, 2015 at 11:59 PM ● On Stop Build Day, all robot elements must be bagged and sealed except the withholding events. Section 5 Material Utilization Fabricated Items ● During Events, Teams will have access to Fabricated Items which cannot exceed 30 lbs. ● During events that are two days, teams can use these items during robot access time. ● The exception to this is the robot operator station and any robot battery assemblies. Legal Motors 6 Cims unlimited of all other legal listed motors and actuators Section 6 Material Utilization Material Utilization ● Lubricants may used to reduce friction on the robot but must not contaminate the ARENA ● teams may not store FABRICATED ITEMS outside the pits to be brought to the event at a later time ● Teams attending 2-Day Events, these FABRICATED ITEMS may be used during the Robot Access Period and/or brought to the Event, but the total weight may not exceed 30 lbs. FABRICATED ITEMS constructed during the Robot Access Period and bagged with the ROBOT are exempt from this limit Section 7 Motors and Actuators See page 37 for complete list Section 10 Pneumatic System Pneumatic System ● All pneumatic items must be COTS pneumatic devices rated by their manufacturers for working pressure of at least 125psi (with the exception of R66-D) All pneumatic COMPONENTS must be used in their original, unaltered condition. Exceptions are as follows: ● ● ● ● ● tubing may be cut, wiring for pneumatic devices may be modified to interface with the control system, assembling and connecting pneumatic COMPONENTS using the pre-existing threads, mounting brackets, quick-connect fittings, etc., removing the mounting pin from a pneumatic cylinder, provided the cylinder itself is not modified, labeling applied to indicate device purpose, connectivity, functional performance, etc.