January 23, 2016 – Saturday Meeting Recap

Thanks to the electricians, fabricators, and programmers, the drive team had plenty of time to practice driving multiple sleds today and hold tryouts. The catapult and big 4-wheel prototypes along with a base sled were available to drive after lunch. 

The electrical team quickly got to work making a sled for the big 4-wheeler. Not without difficulty, the programming team was able to connect the radio to the sled and communicate with this robot. When tested by the drive team it ran over all enemy defenses except the rock wall smoothly!

Attaching Sled to Big 4-Wheels Prototype
Attaching Sled to Big 4-Wheels Prototype

Another group focused on upkeep of the catapult prototype. They rewired the compressor so the robot was able to launch boulders. This prototype was also able to be tested because the fabrication team finished constructing the castle. It is able to shoot boulders into the high goals from various locations.

Catapult Rewiring
Catapult Rewiring
Castle and Defenses
Castle and Defenses

A small prototype was also able to be tested today. A machine made with spinning wheels on the front was able to pick up boulders by sweeping them in. A goal for next meeting is to mount it onto the big wheel prototype to see if it will be able to pull boulders into the robot’s body and eventually launch them on the final robot.

Boulder Feeder
Boulder Feeder

Some electrical, fabrication, and programming team members worked to control the speed of the small wheels part, make another sled that will be used for the wheel shooter, and rewire batteries.

Our 3 Sleds
The 3 Sleds

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