Team's History

2017

Awards

Year Event Awards
2017 FIRST Steamworks Central Valley Regional Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors
FIRST Steamworks San Francisco Regional Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi
2017 Finalist San Francisco Regional
FIRST Steamworks Idaho Regional 2017 Chairman's Award

Robot Description

Quick Facts
  • Name:DAD
  • Weight: 115 lbs
  • Size: 36"" W X 40"" L X 23.5"" H
Robot Abilities
  • Description
  • Drive Train:
    -Custom Two-Speed Transmission 17ft/s and 12 ft/s
    -#25 Chain used for power transmission
    -West Coast Drive .125" CenterDrop
    -4 inch performance wheels
  • Actively able to score gears throughout match
  • Climbs rope, boarding airship, in 4 seconds.
  • Shoots low goal about 60 balls in 5 seconds.
  • Accurately scores gears during autonomous.

2016

Awards

Year Event Awards
2016 FIRST Stronghold Silicon Valley Regional Industrial Safety Award Sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
Chezy Champs
Capital City Classic Quarter-Finalists

Robot Description

Quick Facts
  • Name:Das
  • Weight: 95 lbs
  • Size: 22"" W X 96"" L X 12"" H
Robot Abilities
  • Description
  • 8 Wheel West Coast Drive driven by VexPro Gearboxes
  • Spring-based catapult with winch for retraction
  • Single Shot Autonomous using vision tracking

2015

Awards

Year Event Awards
2015 Silicon Valley Regional Regional Chairman's Award
FIRST Dean's List Finalist (Liam Patterson)

   
   
   
   
   
   

Robot Description

Quick Facts
  • Name: The Black Pearl
  • Weight: 120 lbs
  • Size: 28" W X 57" L X 77" H
Robot Abilities
  • 8 Wheel West Coast Drive. Driven by 4 CIMS with custom two-speed gearboxes with speed of 15 ft/sec
  • Elevator mechanism with Constant Force Springs
  • Autonomous to push either a tote or can into Auto Zone
  • Quick intake capabilities from human feeder station
  • Can make stacks of 6 totes, or stacks of 5 totes and bin

2014

Awards

Year Event Awards
2014 Silicon Valley Regional Woodie Flowers Finalist Award (Annette Lane)
FIRST Dean's List Finalist (Christopher Leege)
Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
Sacramento Regional Regional Chairman's Award
Central Valley Regional Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories

Robot Description

Quick Facts
  • Name: Samira
  • Weight: 110 lbs
  • Size: 24" W X 31" L X 61" H
Robot Abilities
  • 8 Wheel West Coast Drive. Driven by 4 CIMS with custom two-speed gearboxes with speeds of 19 ft/sec in high gear and 6 ft/sec in low gear
  • Linear Punch system pulled back by a winch, powered by a custom-made gearbox
  • 1 ball autonomous, with Vision-Tracking capabilities
  • Quick intake capabilities
  • Can floor-intake, catch, shoot over the truss, and score

   
   

2013

Awards

Year Event Awards
2013 Sacramento Regional Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers
Central Valley Regional Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers
Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
Silicon Valley Regional Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers
FIRST Dean's List Finalist (Karen Lu)

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Robot Description

Drivetrain/Chassis
  • 6-wheel West Coast Drive with 4" aluminum wheels
  • 2-speed transmission
    • Custom gearbox
    • High gear – reaches speed of 19 ft/sec
    • Low gear – pushes robots easily at 5 ft/sec

Manipulators
  • Shooter has a ninety degree arc to maximize flywheel contact time with the disc
    • Flywheel is an 8" aluminum wheel with a high moment of inertia so there is an efficient transfer of energy between the flywheel and the disc
    • Driven by a CIM motor and can reach speeds of up to 5000 RPM
    • Adjustable angle to allow shots from different positions

2012

Awards

Year Event Awards
2012 Silicon Valley Regional Finalist
Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi
Sacramento Regional Finalist
Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers
Western Region Robotics Forum AMD Computer Aided Design Award

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Robot Description

Drivetrain/Chassis
  • 8–wheel West Coast Drive with 6" aluminum wheels
    • Allows robot to cross over bumps easily and not get stuck
    • Easily maneuverable because of center wheel drop which reduces friction when turning
  • 2–speed transmission
    • High gear–reaches speed of 13 ft/sec
    • Low gear–pushes robots easily at 5 ft/sec
  • Able to balance quickly on bridge
    • Low gear makes small adjustments easy
  • Large drive base with low center of gravity allows for fast driving, without risk of tilting or falling over
Manipulators
  • Robot carries the maximum three balls for optimal points and shoots three balls consecutively
  • Front manipulator (wedge) lowers bridge to cross over or balance very quickly
  • Front end manipulator (surgical tubing spinner) is fast at picking up balls
    • Able to grab balls from any location on the field, even corners
    • Feeds ball directly into urethane belt elevator system, allowing for quick pickup
  • Can feed balls up the elevator from floor to shooter in only one second
    • Shooter runs off 2 RS-550 motors with maximum RPM of approx. 6000 RPM
  • Shooter hood has adjustable angle
Shooting
  • Very consistent shooting; can shoot three balls consecutively
  • Can shoot from any range on our half of the field
    • Shoots consistently from the key, fender, or other positions
    • Makes us hard to block us as we can change shooting positions
    • Allows us to change shooting strategy based on alliance needs
Programming
  • Sophisticated program using ultrasonic sensors and encoders also implementing PID for greater accuracy
    • Autonomously adjusts shooter wheels to correct power and RPM based on distance from hoop
  • 12 point autonomous program shoots two balls and also brings balls from bridge onto our side of the field

2011

Awards

Year Event Awards
2011 Silicon Valley Regional Engineering Inspiration Award
FIRST Dean's List Finalist (Veronica Lane)

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Robot Description

  • Simple elevator design that uses a drum and pulley system
Manipulator
  • End effector is a gripper that is driven by pneumatics
    • Used to pick up and score the tubes
Drivetrain/Chassis
  • 6–wheel West Coast Drive
  • 2–speed transmission

2010

Awards

Year Event Awards
2010 Silicon Valley Regional Quality Award sponsored by Motorola
Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
Sacramento Regional Regional Winner
Rookie All Star
Highest Seeded Rookie
Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories

Robot Description

  • Kicker design that uses surgical tubing and a drum system
    • Kicker has three different positions to shoot the soccer ball
  • Created autonomous to score two soccer balls from any region
Drivetrain/Chassis
  • 6–wheel chassis
  • 2 transmissions