Robots

We have created some great robots over the years. For videos of our robots in action, please visit our website's Media page. For match videos and scores, please visit our page on The Blue Alliance.

2018 Robot - Insomnado:

Insomnado is 5813's robot for the 2018 FIRST Power Up competition season. This season was our most successful season yet! At the official Week 0 event, we placed 3rd in the qualification matches and made it to the finals. This season, our two District Events are the SE Mass District Event in Week 2 and the UNH District Event in Week 5. At the SE Mass Event, we placed 5th in the qualification matches and made it to the semifinals. Additionally, we won the Innovation in Control Award at SE Mass! Three weeks later, at the UNH Event, we ranked third in the qualification matches and made it to the finals with a final record of 15 wins and 3 losses at the entire event! Two weeks after that, at the New England District Championship, we won 8 of our 12 matches and seeded 19th. At the conclusion of the event we were excited to qualify for the 2018 FIRST Championship in Detroit Michigan. From April 25 to 28, 2018, Morpheus competed at the Curie Subdivision at the Detroit Championship, placed 7th after winning 9 of our 10 matches, and made it to the quarterfinals.

Summary:

Our 2018 robot, Insomnado, is able to intake cubes in any orientation; place cubes in the exchange, switch, and scale; park on the platform at the end of the match; and climb onto the rung.

Scoring:

Insomnado features a cube intake, a wrist, a 3-stage cascading elevator, and a climber. The cube intake can intake cubes in any possible orientation and can either shoot it out using the intake wheels or drop the cube by pneumatically opening the claw. The wrist rides on the shuttle, which is the final elevator stage, and can rotate to position the intake at different angles. Once the shuttle reaches the top of the elevator, the wrist can flip back and score cubes out the back of the robot. The elevator is a 3-stage cascading elevator that can reach up to place a cube on top of a stack of two cubes in the upper scale position. Our elevator and climber are run off of a custom 4-775Pro gearbox that uses a pneumatic shifter to switch between powering the elevator and powering the climber. At the end of the match, our climber arm extends and places the hook on the rung. After the hook is placed, our elevator/climber gearbox reels in the hook and pulls our robot off the ground and into scoring position.

Drive base:

Insomnado uses a six-wheel West Coast Drive with four eight-inch Colson wheels towards the back of the robot and two eight-inch VEX Pro Omni wheels on the front of the robot. The drivebase uses 4 CIM motors.

Autonomous:

Insomnado has several autonomous modes. Our first 2018 auto starts in the center of the alliance wall and places one cube in our alliance-colored switch within three seconds into autonomous. Another autonomous mode starts on the left side of the field and places a cube in the correct scale plate. Additionally, we have a two-cube-center-switch auto, a near-side scale auto starting on the right, as well as a single cube side-switch auto that can start on either side of the field.

Achievements:

Win-Loss-Tie record in official play: (42-17-0). Overall: (68-25-1)

Mayhem in Merrimack:

BattleCry@WPI:

FIRST Championship - Detroit - Curie Subdivision:

New England District Championship:

NE District - UNH Event:

NE District - SE Mass Event:

Week 0:

2017 Robot - Torquenado:

Torquenado is 5813's robot for the 2017 FIRST Steamworks challenge. This season was a very successful season for us! We were Quarterfinalists at WPI, Semifinalists at Southern NH, Finalists at the New England District Championship, and competitors at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, Missouri.

Summary:

Our 2017 robot, Torquenado, is able to retrieve gears for the airship, score fuel in the high efficiency boiler, and climb the rope to board the airship at the end of the match.

Scoring:

Torquenado is equipped with a gear mechanism, a fuel intake, a fuel tank, a multi-stream shooter, and a power-takeoff climber. The gear mechanism, nicknamed the "Gear Goblin" by our team, is located on the front of the robot and uses two sets of horizontal rollers to pick up gears from the ground. After a gear is collected, the Gear Goblin rotates up to place the gears on the airship pegs. A wide field camera is mounted above the Gear Goblin so the drive team can see gears that they would not be able to see otherwise. The fuel intake is located underneath the Gear Goblin, so that fuel can be collected into the fuel tank when the Gear Goblin is rotated up. The fuel tank can hold about 50 fuel elements and can be loaded by either a hopper or the fuel intake. Using agitators, belts, and rollers, the fuel tank feeds fuel into the shooter. The flywheel shooter has two channels, which allow two streams of fuel to be shot at once. The shooter uses four-inch Andymark compliant wheels to launch the fuel. Behind the shooter is our power-takeoff climber. The climber is driven by all four CIM motors in our drivebase, which allows for a quick climb.

Drive base:

Torquenado uses an eight-wheel West Coast Drive with four four-inch Colson wheels on each side of the drive base. Four CIM motors are used in the West Coast Drive.

Autonomous:

Torqeuado has autonomous modes that can place a gear on any of the three pegs. Additionally, we have autos that place a gear on the side peg and shoot 10 fuel into the boiler.

Achievements:

Win-Loss-Tie record in official play: (33-27-0). Overall: (52-48-0)

Battle of the Bay:

Beantown Blitz:

Battlecry@WPI:

FIRST Championship - St. Louis - Carson Subdivision

New England District Championship:

NE District - Southern NH Event:

NE District - WPI Event:

2016 Robot - Goatnado:

Goatnado is 5813's robot for the 2016 FIRST Stronghold challenge. This season was a big success for 5813. We were Semifinalists at the WPI and UNH district events and an an alliance captain in the Galileo Division.

Summary:

Our 2016 robot, Goatnado, is able to retrieve boulders, shoot boulders into the high goal, cross defenses, and challenge the tower at the end of the match.

Scoring:

Goatnado is equipped with a boulder intake/defense manipulator, inner intake, and shooter. The boulder intake/defense manipulator, nicknamed Swagnado by our team, uses mecanum wheels to center the boulder as it is picked up by the inner intake. The Swagnado is also used to push down the cheval de frise defense and lift up the portcullis by spinning the wheels out. Once the flywheel shooter is spun up to the correct speed, the inner intake feeds the boulder into the shooter. The shooter uses four-inch Colson wheels to launch the boulder into the high goal.

Drive base:

Goatnado uses a six-wheel West Coast Drive driven by four CIM motors. The drive base uses three eight-inch pneumatic wheels on each side and is able to traverse all defenses, including the low bar, rough terrain, rock wall, moat, ramparts, cheval de frise, sally port, and portcullis.

Autonomous:

In autonomous, Goatnado can cross the low bar, rough terrain, rock wall, cheval de frise, and portcullis defenses. Additionally, we have an auto that crosses the low bar and shoots a boulder into the left high goal.

Achievements:

Win-Loss-Tie record in official play: (32-28-0). Overall: (66-40-0)

Battle of the Bay:

River Rage:

Beantown Blitz:

Battlecry@WPI:

FIRST Championship - Galileo Subdivision:

New England District Championship:

NE District - UNH Event:

NE District - WPI Event:

2015 Robot - Totenado:

Totenado is 5813's pre-rookie robot for the 2015 Recycle Rush challenge. We used this project as an opportunity to learn how to use Solidworks and VEX Pro components. We had a great time and were Semifinalists at Battle of the Bay.

Summary:

Our 2015 robot, Totenado, is able to grab recycling containers from the step, pick up sideways recycling containers, intake totes, cap five-tote-tall stacks with a recycling container, and make stacks up to six-totes tall with a recycling container.

Scoring:

Totenado is equipped with a tote intake, an internal indexing stacking system, a recycling container claw, and two arms that grab a recycling container from the step. The recycling container claw can rotate to pick up sideways cans. After a recycling container is grabbed, the claw rotates to make the recycling container vertical. The claw rides on the top of the stack inside Totenado; that way, there is always pressure holding the stack down from the top. The two sides of the tote intake both have two banebots wheels that spin to intake totes from either the landfill or the chute door. Once the totes are inside the robot, the internal indexing stacking system lifts the totes to create stacks up to six-totes tall. Once the landfill is partially cleared, the two arms on the back of Totenado can rotate back and use the surgical tubing between them to pull a recycling container off of the step.

Drive base:

Totenado uses a six-wheel West Coast Drive powered by two CIM motors. The front and back wheels are four-inch Vex Pro omni wheels, and the center wheels are four-inch Colson wheels.

Autonomous:

In autonomous, Totenado can drive into the auto zone.

Achievements:

Battle of the Bay: