Final Cost Accounting Worksheet for Genome Theta, presented to the team’s inspectors at the 2016 FIRST Championship in St. Louis. Genome Theta is our robot for the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition game, FIRST STRONGHOLD.
Triple Helix’s changes to FingerTech 2.125″ OD mecanums, as seen on our 2016 FRC robot.
Triple Helix students help Jefferson Lab engineers meet the goal of “exact constraint” design of multiple-element structures.
The Everywhere Else District is a proposed district system for every FRC team which is not already a part of the already-established district systems. The territory claimed by the Everywhere Else District is the entire world, minus the territories of the other established district systems.
A procedure for adding a hall-effect gear tooth sensor within the input stage of a VexPro VersaPlanetary gearbox. Requires modification of several inexpensive COTS parts; these modifications can be done by any moderately-capable FRC team in a reasonable amount of time and without use of external machining resources. This results in a robust encoder “stage” which performs comparably to a high-quality optical encoder, but for approximately 1/3 the cost.
Triple Helix mentor Todd Ferrante presents on the team’s west coast drivetrain designs at the 2014 FRC Summit at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. In the talk, Todd describes our efforts to develop a west coast drivetrain, using commercial off the shelf components, for fast building during build season. Our drivetrains have evolved through several generations. Todd describes some of the features of the various versions and talks about lessons learned during the development process.