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.

2017 Robot - Torquenado:

Torquenado is 5813's robot for the 2017 FIRST Steamworks challenge. This season has been our most successful season yet! 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.

Achievements:

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.

Achievements:

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.

Achievements:

Battle of the Bay: