Day 01/01/14 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Attendance:
Niah
Olivia
Tekoah
Wesley
Matthew
Colbert

Tasks

  • Sharps
  • New Team Numbers
  • IR mount
  • Scoop Top Stop
  • Scoop Bottom Stop
  • Scoop Autonomous Stop
  • Top Guide
  • Sizing Cube

Reflections

Sharps

sharps need to be filed off the robot because they can cut people. We would prefer not to harm the hardware inspectors in any way and have our robot properly filed. Also sharps could lead to field damage (we do this enough without sharps). ~ Olivia

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for some reason I ended up filing the sharps on Lulu rather than one of the many guys on the team ~ Olivia

New Team Numbers

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The old numbers got caught and broken because they stuck out so we put paper numbers behind the plastic. sparkle sparkle. ~Olivia

IR mount

A new IR mount was needed. The old IR mount was made of legos and duct tape, and while it did work (what can you make out of duct tape and doesn't work?), we wanted something a little more substantial, so we went to the metal scraps box and found a part of some aluminum that was bent at a right angle and we attached it to the plastic shield and then cut the other side at an angle and attached the IR sensor. This was just what we needed to help stabilize the IR sensor, the angle may need to be adjusted later, but other than that it's very nice.~Tekoah



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IR Mount - Tekoah


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IR Drawing Tekaoh

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It's a very clean design versus our last mount...~Tekoah

Scoop Top Stop

With our new scoop design, the scoop stuck out three inches so we had to put a hard stop for the arm, we did this by adding a piece of aluminium for the stop. - Wesley

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Top Stop part - Tekoah
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Top Stop Drawing - Tekaoh


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we mounted it to the plate that holds the lead screw in place, you can see were it stops the arm - Wesley

Scoop Bottom Stop

We replaced the bottom stop for the scoop with a single piece of 80/20 attached between the drive train of the robot. The new stop is also easily adjustable. - Colbert

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Milling the new bottom stop for the arm. - Colbert

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The new bottom stop in its place. - Colbert

Scoop Autonomous Stop

In order for the scoop to extend further from the robot, we used a sliding scoop with a locking system instead of a fixed scoop. To keep the robot within 18", the sliding scoop needs to rest at the highest possible point on the arm; therefore, we needed a stop to keep it there before autonomous. At the start of autonomous, the robot will lift the arm up for the scoop to slide down and lock in place. - Colbert






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Tekoah
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Tekoah

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Bending plastic was not working so I had fun with a hammer and bent the top stop out of aluminum.~ Olivia

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This is the top stop ~ Olivia


Top Guide

wile at a tournament we had a block stuck in the corner and stop us from scoring for a few seconds. so we decided to fix the problem with a a wider guide. We also made it taller so that the blocks would not come out the front so we could maneuver fast to get more blocks without losing the ones on the conveyor - Wesley




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Top Guide Center - Wesley




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Top Guide Center Drawing - Wesley

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we chose to use plastic and it can hold two blocks staked on top of each other and hold them in place with the scoop down - Wesley

Sizing Cube

We will be running a qualifier on the 18th of January, and for this reason we needed an 18x18x18 sizing box for the inspectors. We had done some work on the box 'off the clock,' but this meeting we cut, drilled and attached a plastic panel to the top. ~Niah

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Drilling holes to screw the top onto the box with. -Niah

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The beast in the cage. - Colbert