FIRST Power Up: Darude
This year’s robot, Darude, was made for the FIRST: Power Up competition in 2018.
Darude was the debut robot of our in-house designed and manufactured swerve modules.
Advanced Autonomous Mode
This year we used our most advanced autonomous mode yet. We used vision to find the cubes and get a cube on the scale in the first 15 seconds.
We used a cascading lift for our lifting mechanism. It consisted of two stages, which pulled each other. This meant that the lifter could go higher than with only one stage
We used our custom swerve drive to give our robot advanced maneuverability and agility. The Swerve Drive was a project over multiple years which uses two motors to move in any direction, like a shopping trolley’s wheels, but motorised.