2014 Aerial assist 

Aerial Assist is 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition game. The objective of the game is to score as many balls as possible in a goal during the 2 minute and 30 second match. During the first 10 seconds, robots carry out a pre-programmed set of instructions, and receive bonus points for tasks completed in this period. Robots also receive bonuses for completing "assists", which are determined by the number of passes between robots. The official FIRST one-page summary can be found here.

OUR 2014 ROBOT, THE CHROME PEARL

QUICK FACTS

  • NAME: The Chrome Pearl
  • STATUS: In service
  • SIZE: 30"" W x 30"" L x 38"" H
  • WEIGHT: 100 lb
  • TEAM CAPTAINS: Spencer Tickman, Caroline Moore, Andrew Violette
  • RECORD: 7 events, 113 matches, 85 matches won

HISTORY

  • GLACIER PEAK: Semifinalists, Entrepreneurship Award
  • SHOREWOOD: Semifinalists, Chairman's Award
  • AUBURN: Event Winners, Innovation in Control Award
  • PNW DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP: Event Winners
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: Galileo Division Finalists
  • CHEZY CHAMPS (OFF-SEASON): Semifinalists
  • GIRL'S GENERATION (OFF-SEASON): Event Winners

ROBOT ABILITIES

  • 6-wheel differential drive train with PID speed control
  • 2-ball autonomous capability 
  • Pneumatic retractable intake arm with motor-driven intake
  • 5-piston pneumatic catapult arm with retractable catapult support
  • Digital pneumatic pressure switch and on-board LED pressure indicator lights