2016 Stronghold Robot "Jackknife"
- Six pneumatic 8" wheels
- Four full CIM motors in tank drive configuration
- #25 pitch chain
- Dual axis manipulation arm
- Dual axis ball intake and ejection system with four meccanum wheels
- Trampoline spring catapult shooter
- Average 5-7 high goals per match
- Average 5-6 defence crossings per match
- Capable of low and high goal scoring
- High-powered LED "light cannon" for driver aiming
- Advanced aim bot algorithms (PID) on the roboRIO
- Shooting position can be nearly anywhere left to right in outer works
- Pre-programmed defence traversal for guess-free operation
- Consistent minimum 20-point auto with options for low bar, sally port or drawbridge traversals in any starting position
- 14 different sensors and feedback mechanisms on board, providing drivers with current and pertinent information of robot status and position
- Jackknife's software can run in a mode where gestures from arms and drive train can be recorded and played back, making autonomous coding simpler.
- Jackknife has floor light sensors on the bottom to detect when defences have been crossed.
- Jackknife can breach sally port and drawbridge unassisted for both autonomous and teleop.
- Jackknife got its name for its many folding implements.
- Quarter-finalist at University of Waterloo Regional (Blue Alliance Results)
- Awarded the Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control Award at University of Waterloo Regional
- Windsor Regional Finalist (Blue Alliance Results)
- Scored 202 points in quarter-finals at Windsor Regional
- Winner of the Motorola Solutions Foundation Quality Award at Windsor Regional
- Received wildcard berth for St Louis World Championships
- Ranked 21st in Newton Division
- Selected to 7th seeded alliance and went on to win the prestigious Newton division.
- Enjoyed the view of the rest of the competition as we were knocked out in the first round at Einstein.