Robot Design Summary for Velocity Vortex (2016-2017)
This year’s robot has three main areas of design. Our 3D printed slingshot was designed by our lead engineer, Christian, and was printed by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. The conveyor belt was a new touch this year. We have tried to use conveyor belts in the past, and we were unsuccessful, so it is great to finally use a practical conveyor belt to lift the particles into the cup of the slingshot. The 3D printed beacon pusher was also designed by Christian and was printed using our very own 3D printer that we won last year at the MN State Championship.