2020 Season – Infinite Recharge 2020 Season
Infinite Recharge

For our 6th season, Team 5406 was set to compete at the Ryerson University event and the McMaster University event with our robot, Mo. This was our most ambitious robot to date. With more attention to quality control and precision than any of our previous robots, it was reliable and consistent throughout testing. Mo featured a significant number of laser cut, CNC routered, and 3D printed parts - all made in house. It used computer vision tracking and could efficiently complete autonomous tasks. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the 2020 competitive season was cut short, and Mo never had a chance to compete.

Infinite Recharge is the name of the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) challenge. The game involves two alliances of three teams each competing to perform various tasks. The main goal is to shoot foam balls ("Power Cells") into inner and outer goals. Score enough Power Cells, and the "Shield Generator" in the middle of the field activates. Other tasks include manipulating a spinning disc known as the "Control Panel", and returning to the Shield Generator to park or climb at the end of the match. More information can be found on Wikipedia.

Mo – The Robot

Quick Facts
  • Name Mo
  • Status In service
  • Size 26.75" W x 32" L x 26.9" H (collapsed)
  • Weight 125 lbs
Robot Abilities

More information on each of Mo's subsystems can be found in Meet the Robot.

Drivetrain:
6 wheel, single-speed West Coast drive
Intake:
3-ball wide deployable intake
Feeder:
Velocity-controlled Power Cell feeder
Shooter:
Turreted shooter with adjustable ~300 degrees of rotation and ~60 degrees of hood motion
Climber:
Climbing mechanism with ~7ft+ reach
Auto:
Ramsete controller path following with waypoints, computer vision based targeting
  • 3 ball centre
  • 5 and 7 ball left
  • 6 and 8 ball right
  • Meet the Robot

    To learn more about Mo's subsystems, click on the green pins.

    A CAD model of Mo