Arthur (2016)

Arthur (2016)


Purpose:

Arthur was built for the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition game, FIRST Stronghold. Click on the logo to see the game animation.


Competitions:

FIM District Southfield Event: Our first event of the season was not our best, but it was not our worst either. We went 9-6 in the qualifying matches, which made us captain of the #6 seeded alliance. However, we were picked earlier to be the 1st pick on the #3 seeded alliance. We lost to the #6 seeded alliance in the playoffs.


FIM District Midland Event: Our best district event of the season was the Midland Event. Our qualifying match record was 15-4, which made us captain of the #5 seeded alliance. However, just like Southfield, we were picked earlier by Team 2619 (The Charge) to be the 1st pick on the 3rd seeded alliance. In the playoffs, we defeated the #6, #2, and #1 seeded alliances and won the event. We also received the Industrial Design Award.


Michigan State Championship: Our record was 3-9, which wasn’t enough for us to make the playoffs.


FIRST Championship – St. Louis: We started out at the Carson Division. Our record in the qualifying matches was 11-6, which made us the 2nd pick of the #4 seeded alliance. We were able to defeat the #5, #3, and #1 seeded alliances and win the division. We then advanced to the Einstein Field.

At the Einstein Field, we were immediately eliminated in the quarterfinals by the Galileo Division alliance.


Indiana Robotics Invitational (Offseason): Our record was 5-4, which wasn’t enough for us to make the playoffs.


Robot Specifications:

Name: Arthur

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Drivetrain:

  • 10 4″ Colson Wheels powered by two 3 Cim two stage ball shifting gearboxes.

Manipulators:

  • Stored energy catapult, powered by 5 springs.

Season Recap:

The 2016 season was our best season as a team to date. We won the Carson Division and the Midland event, and had a robot that was reliable and dependable.