Latest complete CAD model of Genome Lambda, the Triple Helix robot for the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition game, Destination: Deep Space.
This spring, Triple Helix partnered with an occupational therapy doctoral student from Virginia Commonwealth University to develop assistive devices for people in the Hampton Roads region. Through communication with the Children’s Assistive Technology Service (CATS) a need was identified for a modified ride-on toy car, based on the University of Delaware’s GoBabyGo project. This project aims to provide access to low-cost mobility devices for young children without other means of exploring their environment. In this case, the recipient was a young girl who does not have the ability to move her lower extremities as a result of a birth defect.
To provide access to the car’s controls, a 5-inch switch was mounted on the steering column and wired via a relay switch to the car’s motor to replace the foot pedal function. Additionally, PVC handles were added on each side of the center switch for more ergonomic steering control. To also allow for simultaneous propulsion and steering, the handles fit over a laser-cut Lexan frame which, when flexed, activate an additional limit switch on each side of the steering column. This design concept can be applied to other ride-on cars, depending on a particular child’s needs and functional abilities.
Latest complete CAD model of Genome Kappa, the Triple Helix robot for the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition game, FIRST POWER UP.
Latest complete CAD model of Genome Iota, the Triple Helix robot for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition game, FIRST STEAMWORKS.
Drivetrain incorporates custom gearboxes designed to be easily fabricated using our laser cutter. Gearboxes use 3 miniCIM motors mounted over the wheels, to maximize space inside the frame.
CAD of our 2017 competition robot drivetrain, with VexPro shifting gearboxes replaced by 3 miniCIM gearboxes designed and fabricated in summer 2017. This drivetrain configuration was competition tested in two 2017 fall offseason competitions.
Latest complete CAD model of Genome Theta, the Triple Helix robot for the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition game, FIRST STRONGHOLD.
Latest complete CAD model of Genome Eta, the Triple Helix robot for the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition game, RECYCLE RUSH.
2015 summer development project
Mode 1: 6 wheeled west coast drive with 4″ colsons
Mode 2: 4 wheel drive with 4″ omni wheels