Flipside (2018)

Flipside (2018)


Purpose:

Flipside was built for the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition game, FIRST Power Up. Click on the logo to see the game animation.


Competitions:

FIM District Southfield Event: We had a very successful time at the Southfield event this season. After not being prepared last year and losing in the quarterfinals, we bounced back big time this year. We went 11-1 in qualifying, and got the #1 seed. In alliance selections, we chose Team 33 (The Killer Bees) and Team 5467 (The RoboTractors) as our alliance partners. We swept the playoffs 6-0 and won the event. We also were part of rare and awesome moment in Qualifying Match 58 where we lifted up Team 67 (The HOT Team) after their robot fell over during the match. They then proceeded to climb and lift Team 33 (The Killer Bees) during the endgame and the atmosphere inside the gym was incredible. It was definitely one of our favorite moments as a team. We also received the Excellence in Engineering award.

Photo Albums (All photos courtesy of Nick Kaltsounis)

Match Playlist


FIM District Gull Lake Event: We were again very successful at the Gull Lake event. We went undefeated in the qualifying matches, which made us the captain of the #1 seeded alliance. We partnered with Team 6090 (Wayland Wildcats) and Team 4453 (The Red Hot Chili Bots). We reached the finals, but then lost the first final match. Luckily, we were able to come back and win the last two finals matches, which won us the competition. We were also part of the only triple climb during the event, where Team 1025 (IMPI Warriors) lifted both us and Team 5843 (Flurb). Also, we received the Excellence in Engineering award for the second time this year.

Photo Albums (All photos courtesy of Nick Kaltsounis)

Match Playlist


ONT District Windsor Essex Great Lakes Event: This was our first ever event out of the United States and a good event to prepare us for the Michigan State Championship. Our robot did well in qualification matches, going 11-1. We ended up ranking 3rd and being the captain of the #3 seeded alliance. We were able to get through quarterfinals, but we lost in the semifinals to the #2 seeded alliance.

Photo Albums (All photos courtesy of Nick Kaltsounis)

Match Playlist (Coming Soon)


Michigan State Championship – Ford Division: This was our most successful state championship in our five year history. We went 7-5 in qualification matches, and ranked 11th. During alliance selections, we were chosen to be the first pick of the #1 seeded alliance. Our alliance made it past the quarterfinals and semifinals, but lost in the finals to the #3 seeded alliance after three intense matches. The #3 seeded alliance ended up winning the whole championship and became the 2018 Michigan State Champions.

Photo Albums (All photos courtesy of Nick Kaltsounis)

Match Playlist (Coming Soon)


FIRST Championship – Detroit: Check back after the event has concluded.


Robot Specifications:

Name: Flipside

Dimensions: 27’L x 30’W x 54.5’H

Weight: Not available at this time

Drivetrain:

  • Our 4 Colson, 2 Omni wheel drive train allows for rapid movement and turning. This is run on 3 custom built Mini-Cim ball shifting gearboxes, allowing for gear shifting on the field, a mix of speed and power.

Manipulators:

  • Our dual stage elevator allows us to get twice the height in half of the time.
  • Our wrist design allows us to move our intake to either side of the robot.
  • Our hook mounted on the top of the robot allows us to climb unselfishly with a partner without using a ramp.
  • Two cube switch autonomous – middle start
  • One cube scale autonomous – left start, far scale
  • Two cube scale autonomous (somewhat unreliable) – left start, near scale