Monday, November 28, 2016

Week 14: Monday (11/28)

To start off the week, our arm kept falling because it was too heavy to be controlled by the motors so we added more rubber bands so i can efficiently go up and down without falling. We are about to prepare for the autonomous challenge. We are predicting to get one or two over in this time, but if we run out of time we will decide as group to skip autonomous. and focus on manual. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Week 13: Friday (11/25)

First off i wanna start by saying happy thanksgiving to everyone and i hope they have a great weekend. We are all on break having a good time and enjoying time with family and eating amazing food. Our only job was too research a little on extra ideas on how to make the robot better and more efficient.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Week 13: Monday (11/21)

To start off the week, we took the prongs off the endefactor. We coded the motor and changed it to a square type of shape. We made it easier to push the stars off and push them under the fence. We found out a secret technique for this challenge that nobody is doing and works amazing this push effector can push up to 6 stars underneath at once!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Week 12: Friday (11/18)

To finish off the week we changed the endafactor slightly. We began having problems with our robot arm so we added gears and the motors to make it more compact, after we changed it the robot arm began moving up and down smooth and easily without giving us any further problems allowing us to move on to crush this challenge.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Week 12: Monday (11/14)

We further improved the swing arm which made it more compact. We hope to score higher than we did the first time now that our robot is in regulation. We improved the code because our controls on the remote were reversed.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Week 11: Thursday (11/10)

We stumbled upon some design flaws on Wednesday and are doing everything we can do to improve the design of the swing arm. We hope to have the robot ready by Monday which will leave us time to practice on Tuesday.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Week 11: Monday (11/7)

We decided to change the end of our arm by allowing it to swing open making it more compact to meet regulation. We asked other groups to assist in approaching our new design. We have the main design and plan on improving on it on Wednesday.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Week 10: Friday (11/4)

We attempted the challenge and got 14 stars over. Then Mr. Martin noticed something on our robot and our robot ended up being over 18 X 18. Our score was taken away. We then had to come up with a new design for our claw.