This week, we received the brand new FRC game: FIRST Power Up (see 2018 kickoff post). We have started to prototype various cube holding mechanisms (see images below). At this point, we are focusing on quickly picking up cubes and being able to place them on the scale and switch accurately. We have also been working on the CAD (Computer Aided Design) for our drivetrain. It will use 6in wheels so that we can easily get up the platform at the end of each match.
In the coming weeks, we hope to finish our cube intake and attach it to a cascading elevator. Later in the season, we hope to be able to attach climbing hooks to our elevator to allow us to gain additional points at the end of the match.