New Intake Prototype and Changes to Arm CAD

Monday, January 21, Week 3 Intake After making slight modifications to the intake prototype CAD, we began cutting out polycarbonate pieces on the shopbot. We will have to find a new method of cutting them out for the final mechanism because the shopbot sort of melted the pieces and created a very jagged cut. For... Continue Reading →

Preliminary Design Reviews

Saturday, January 19, Week 2 Snow storm? Nah. Climber Design Review We pretty much only have one design for climber and that is the double piston design. Showing our concept sketches to prove dimensions and geometry will work out! Main points from the climber design review: Can we tie the shoulders that hold the pistons to... Continue Reading →

Splitting Into Subassemblies

Saturday, January 12th, Week 1 We split everyone up based on the three main mechanisms: Arm, Intake (including hatch and cargo), and Climb. The drivetrain still has a subgroup but does not have any official members. Drivetrain The bellypan and 1"x0.5" support bars were added to mount the battery box. An electrical panel was put... Continue Reading →

30 Second Robot Sketch

Thursday, January 10, Week 1 With the end of week 1 looming on the horizon, we have a well thought out strategy, priority list, mostly complete proof of concept projects, and a couple of ideas for what our robot could look like. The next step was to think through the ideas that have been floating... Continue Reading →

Designing The Drivetrain

January 6th, 2019 Sunday, Week 0 An unofficial meeting. A couple of students got together to think through things like wheel types, spacing, frame dimensions, and bumper mounting. Because we knew we would base our drivetrain off of one we designed in the preseason, making modifications to the CAD was very simple. We started off... Continue Reading →

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