Team Chimera have been working on a new Featherweight flipper. This is a big change for us, as this will be our first active weapon robot at wither featherweight or heavyweight class. We’ve learnt quickly on how to build this, and have taken inspiration from other robots to come up with the best design we can; based on the resources we have available.
The design has a unique flipper arm, and this is to allow sufficient room for the ram, which the robot has been built around, to come up through the arm. We don’t currently have a name for flipper, so any suggestions are welcome and we hope to have it ready for Extreme Robots in Gloucester October 2017.