DEFINING THE CHASSIS
- The robot chassis is the base of your robot. Consider it the cornerstone on which your functional design will be built. From your game strategy decisions, brainstorming & prototyping efforts, you'll begin to envision what the chassis needs to look like. Creating a 2 or 3-D sketch or model of the envisioned chassis can help immensely in prototyping and will help the team rally around a single design concept.
- As the base of the robot, the chassis will need to be robust and sturdy in construction as it will likely need to stand up to occasional, or frequent, interactions with the other robots or the playing field. The chassis will likely contribute significantly to your weight limit.
- Pay close attention to the materials chosen to ensure a workable balance between durability and weight.