2012 Rebound Rumble


2012 Rebound Rumble Robot

2012 Rebound Rumble Robot

  • TORC 4/6 WD Hybrid Drive
  • 4 WD with additional articulating center driven bogie wheels
  • Quick, Powerful, Maneuverable
  • Low Center of Gravity
  • Precise chain adjustments for proper tensioning

4 Cims with Toughbox gear boxes

  • Pneumatic front roller assembly used to pick up balls, change weight balance, push down bridge
  • Surgical tubing used to grip balls and throw into ball delivery system
  • Angled guides used to center ball
  • Banebot RS550

  • 3 stage pulley system using poly cord and homemade pulleys
  • Photo eyes used to stage balls and turn off pickup system to avoid collecting more than  3 balls
  • 2 – Banebot RS550

  • Single axel style shooter with rounded ball guide
  • Double wheel for ball centering and consistent squeeze
  • Rear mounted camera for driver feedback and aiming encoder to control wheel RPM
  • 2 – Fisher Price 0801-0673 motors with cimulator gearbox

  • A Gyro and developed code to be able to drive the robot straight using the Gyro feedback
  • 5 autonomous modes
  • We also have the code that allows the robot to turn to a Gyro heading
  • Implemented the the Killer Bees “Beescript” autonomous

scripting code published last year by Andrew Palardy and posted to the Chief Delphi site


  • Axis camera to provide a real time feed, looking directly over our shooter wheels
  • First Touch I/O module and built a driver’s controls station w/switches to control the RPM of the shooter motor at 3 preset speeds
  • Speeds controlled via encoder feedback and Proportional-Integral control loop, feeding motor control commands to the Jaguar motor controls
  • In the event of an encoder feedback failure – an analog potentiometer on the driver’s  console that can be used to control motor speed without feedback.
  • Code that reads the encoder position w/ the use of “P” Proportional control loop to hold the position of the robot when the driver comes off the sticks to balance the robot on the bridge




Archived Resources

2009 Technical Resources

pre-2009 Technical Resources