This week has been quite hectic! The robot is currently designed, the first chassis is driving, electrical has finished the electrical board, and programming and strategy and drive are working on the driving robot.
By Week 5 of Saturday, we hope to have the robot built completely.
We have the ball shooter almost completely built. The only addition needed to be made are the motors and we need to test the placement of the rods that hold the cargo/ball the best.
If you notice from the picture below the back bracket has holes every .5 inches in order to all the rod to be placed in the best possible spot.
Now, there is a lot of work still need to be done on the hatch. While we have cut some of the pieces, we are currently struggling to drill holes in the linear rods that the hatch moves back and forth on.
However, one of our juniors, Julia Bader, came up with the idea to drill a hole in a piece of wood that is the size of the rod.
We will then place circular collars on either side in order to hold it in place.
We will then tap it. The hope is to have this done by Saturday
Our climber is making considerable progress: slow but steady. In order to make a bracket strong enough to hold the entire robot, we are using an aluminum block with flanged sides with a single hole to attach the piston.
Note: Pre-drilled the attachment holes before adding the wheels.
Our robot is currently driving and being tested by Strategy and Drive and Programming. We are assembling the upper framing, hatch mechanism, and ball shooter separately.
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THE ELECTRICAL BOARD:
Control Systems has finished the electrical board.
With the final robot design ready, they are beginning to measure and work on the wiring to attach the mechanisms.