This automated trophy was created for the 2016 FIRST Robotics Stronghold FRC game. The trophy features NITRA Pneumatic cylinders and a manual pneumatic valve with position sensors to detect when the cylinder is up or down. LED lights simulate the scoring on the actual field.
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The 2016 GRITS offseason trophy is based on the Stronghold Portcullis. Switch to the right and the portcullis door rises, switch to the left and it lowers. If we turn the trophy over, we see the joystick is actually part of a manual pneumatic valve that switches the air, which comes from this regulator – this was built before we had the mini regulators – and this storage tank. Over here on the side, we see the air is driving this pneumatic cylinder which is attached to the door. The airflow regulators control the speed of the door and these sensors detect when the cylinder is up or down which control the LED lights to mimic the gameplay. On the back of the trophy, we see it is driven by 12 volts DC and up to 100 psi of air. The top is just textured paint on acrylic, the door is laser engraved acrylic and the supports are 1-inch aluminum extrusion. The base is smoked Lexan bent on a homebrew hotwire bending fixture. That’s it! Just a few simple parts and some creativity and we have an awesome trophy for the 2016 offseason GRITS Stronghold event! AutomationDirect and Georgia FIRST – working together to help you build a brighter future.