It's been a busy week. We finalized design of the frisbee thrower, holder and loader. Team drew fabrication drawings for the throwers main parts and had them fabricated by Lane Systems & Supply....they did an awesome job! The robot is in it's final size and the electronics are going back on in their final locations.
We did some additional testing of the prototype thrower so see if we can narrow up it's footprint without affecting performance. We'll trim the overall width so we'll have more room for climbing gadgets.
Friday the Bangor Daily News reporter will visit us. Hopefully we'll get a good spread in the paper.
We should wrap-up construction of the frisbee thrower with the parts we have....thanks Lane Supply. Need to design a top for the thrower and the loading chute.
Monday's a Holiday with no school. We'll start the meeting early, at 4pm and work until the usual 8pm.
We'll decide on final design for the thrower then see how it fits on the drive train so we can modify the drive train to it's final construction (Jim and Steve won't be happy when we change the size and re-mount the electrical components....but they'll get over it :-). We'll work on design sketches for component fabrication as well as the frisbee picker-upper/loading and tower climbing.
Final assembly of the climbing tower. Just needs the frisbee goal. ROTC loaned some of their space so we could set them up until the competition.
Drew puts the final welds on the climbing tower. We'll set it up tomorrow evening. Need to build the frisbee goal on top.
Due to the weather we've moved Wednesdays meeting to Thursday.
The ROTC program has offered us space to set-up the field elements. We'll check out their room tomorrow evening and move the field elements in and set them up. We'll set-up the climbing tower.
The robot lives! Derek got it running. Found a couple issues with the c-RIO and Digital Sidecar. It runs pretty good on the carpet. Drew was the weight test to check performance at a realistic final weight.
A large steel structure is taking shape in the garage. Who's ready for the climbing tower? Need to find space to set it up!
Cans and bottles can be donated to BHS Robotics team at the Brewer Redemption Center in the North Brewer Shopping Center. The team has an account set-up. Tell them you're donating to the Brewer Robotics team 4564 and your donation will come to the team. Thanks!
Prototyping a different frisbee thrower. Ian's brainchild. Still needs work but we'll get it Monday night.