in this meeting, we built a bit, trained, and partied
On the robot, we moved the funnels system outwards to the outermost rail. Though it easily stops interference, it got us out of dimension by about 3/4ths an inch. Additionally, we tested out every system. The drivetrain has been updated with mecanum code, the funnels work appropriately, the lift system is always set to go down, and the intakes weren't programmed.
After more people came, we started covering math, physics, and engineering concepts. We covered trig functions, law of sines/cosines, torque, gearing, friction, and torsion. We spent time covering concepts, solving problems, and applying them to situations we see in robotics.
In this meeting, we reviewed concepts we covered, partied and continued building on the robot
On the robot, we added the large ball claw. We ran into issues in getting the claw wide enough and small enough to grab and store. At first we stuck with the idea of attaching linear slides on each side. We played with mounting slots, but eventually dimension and conflicts became a problem. To resolve conflicts, we offset the bars by raising one side about an inch higher than the other side. After that, we crossed the bars to get the angle we need to wrap around the large ball. Once that was done, we tested out it's expanding ability. We ran into 2 problems. One, the slides experienced large amounts of friction while expanding. A combination of lubricant and more rubber bands on the rollers should ensure that the manipulator expands properly. However, when we pushed the slides open to assist the rollers, the linear slides would somtimes over extend and pop out. To fix this, we can apply the appropriate locks. We determined a few ways to lock the intake. We can lock the intake so that when the lift is raised, the rollers would spin out, or we can try and develop a locking system like last year. When the rollers spin, the rollers would be released.
June 14- Laser Tag / Team Bonding @ Ice Forums
June 28- Library Demonstration @ Austin Davis Library
TBA- 6 day Engineering Orientation
Construction Goals: Since the parts we need are in the shop, these are the current goals we can accomplish outside of the club
-Fit in dimension Width-wise
-Program for 2 drivers
-Plan out mounting de-scoring system and hanging system
Nearly Finished L.B.M