Despite a lot of our parts going missing, we're continuing to work on Paul's plan to win the challenge by scooping up the balls with the robot itself, then launching them into the goal.
Vicious Platypi Devblog
Our engineering notebook for our VEX robotics project.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
New Approach to the Wiffle Ball Challenge
Having scrapped our original arm idea of launching the balls, we are taking a new approach to our upcoming wiffle ball challenge. Instead of tossing them, we are planning to drive over the balls to scoop them up, then shoot them into the cooler.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Progress on the arm has been slow, but we've managed to make headway with our catapult-styled arm, which needs to be fast enough to launch a wiffle ball into a cooler.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Our Design so Far
After merging with Concrete Spaghetti last week, our groups begun work on our wiffle ball robot. We plan to use some sort of catapult, though that is subject to change.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
After completing their racquetball challenge, Concrete Spaghetti is ready to merge with our team and combine resources to build a robot for our wiffle ball challenge.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Expanding our Chassis
Now that we have completed the racquetball challenge, our group is moving onto the wiffle ball challenge, which consists of tossing a ball into a cooler from varying distances (farther away = more points). To account for the more powerful arm required to toss the ball, we have expanded our chassis so that it is approximately 18x18in, and switched to larger wheels.