Bear Metal robotics completed its robot build for the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition.
The competition theme for 2019 is Deep Space. Robots are required to collect plastic disks about 18″ in diameter (cargo hatches) and attach them to cargo holds on rockets. Then, robots are required to collect large rubber balls(cargo) and place the cargo in the appropriate cargo holds. This years robot features 3-d printed “hands”, a pneumatically operated claw, motor driven articulating wrist, two stage elevator operated by a serpentine chain, and mechanum (zero turning radius) drive base. Competition takes place over a three day period in March at the Pelican center in Kenner, LA.