HELIOS (2017)

Meet HELIOS: The #16th ranked FRC robot in WA, OR, + AK!

Highly Efficient Launcher and Intake Oriented System

HELIOS and the team

Launcher

Intake

Agitator

Climber and Rope

FAQs about Helios

What can your robot HELIOS do?

What part of the field do you prefer to play?

Shooting right up against the boiler (in the key). We can also retrieve and place gears.

What do you do during autonomous?

We have 3 options.

What’s your drivetrain?

Six-wheel drop-center, belt-driver, 4 CIMs. Nothing fancy, but it gives us plenty of speed and maneuverability on the field. Gear ratio of ~8:1.

Have you had any problems with HELIOS?

It took us a while to tune our launcher, and have had to deal with wear and tear on the launcher flywheel and intake belts.

What’s the coolest part of your robot?

We’ve got a pretty sweet climber.

What programming language do you use?

Java.

Why is your robot called HELIOS?

Since our first robot - ATLaS - Spartronics (a derivative of Spartans or Sparta, from ancient Greece) decided to relate our robot to Greek Mythology and name our robots after a Greek deity.

Each robot name is also an acronym, based on the robot’s unique capabiliities or features: