Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Missing Parts

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.

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

Just uploaded the finished SolidWorks 3D Model of the robot's chassis.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Arm Progess

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

Merging Teams

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.