January 18, 2016 – Monday Meeting Recap

Olentangy FRC is finally in the testing phase for the prototypes. 5 defenses have been built (the low bar, rough terrain, Moat, rock wall, and ramparts) along with the beginnings of a castle. 

Defenses
Defenses

The Big Wheels prototype was made fully functional by the fabrication team. At first, small wheels were attached but proved troublesome when trying to go over the rough terrain. After being taken off and max metal being added it successfully moved over the defenses without any problems!

Big Wheel Prototype
Big Wheel Prototype

The catapult prototype is now able to launch across the arena without issue. A driveable sled with it attached should be completed by the end of the next meeting.

Electrical team members worked on positioning the PD board, wires, breakers and other items onto max metal and then onto the sled so that the catapult will be able to fit in the middle. Members also began to make an entirely new board to fit under the Big Wheels prototype. Winnie, last year’s Recycle Rush robot, was dismantled for it’s parts are to be used in different areas.

Early Catapult Sled
Early Catapult Sled

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