2014 Past Robot Design Inspirations

Wow! What a game that we have this year! It is certainly built to provide a lot of different robot designs. This is a working article series that discusses past robots that could give inspiration to the current game challenge.

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Past Robot Design Inspiration 1

FRC 1771

Game Year: 2008

CAD: www.frcdesigns.com/designs-2008/



Good luck teams!

Past Robot Design Inspiration 2

FRC 1126

Game Year: 2008

This robot inspiration comes from a team that I was able to personally work with. There are a few systems on the robot that could apply to this game to complete some major game elements including:

  • Assists
  • Passing
  • Catching
  • Truss Scoring
  • Low Goal Scoring
  • High Goal Scoring

Robot Name: “Tickling Scorpion”


  • Two arms that are able to be rotated about 180 degrees mechanically
  • “Hands”  with two “fingers”  are connected to arms. The “hands” open and close with small pneumatic cylinder
  • System able to “trap” and “herd” the ball along the ground and well as pick up and rotate the ball to the catapult


  • Original inspiration came from a broken shop stool
  • A pneumatic tubing group is attached near the pivot point of the catapult
  • A winch system pulls the catapult back into position
  • A small pneumatic cylinder attach to a lever locks the “charged” catapult into place
  • Catapult legs act as funnel to corral the ball into place



Good luck teams!

Past Robot Design Inspiration 3

FRC 16

Game Year: 2008




Good luck teams!

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