Build Season; Week 5, 2015

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

The mechanical team has been hard at work this week! The robot is moving much better, and the problems that plagued us last week in both the software and hardware have been fixed. The robot now glides smoothly along the tile floor, while the lift mechanism is also mostly functional, and it raises totes easily. Electrical team is hard at work getting the sonar to attach to the robot, and are working on refining the 3D printing process to create parts so as  to fully attach the electrical board to the robot in a manner that allows easy removal and reassembly. The programming team has been working on improving  the drive system code, which in itself plays a large part in the robot’s drive-ability. The teams are bringing together all their separate contributions to finally create the robot we’ve worked so hard to make.


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Build Season: Week 4, 2015

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

So, we’re starting off the fifth week, and things are looking fine, at least with the programming team; they only need to tweak the code, and test it to make sure it works. The mechanical team is still finishing off their blueprints on Autodesk Inventor, and the electrical team is making progress on the electrical board. All in all, the team is working hard, and is trying to make up for time lost to the snow day and midterms.

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