Friday, April 7, 2017

WEEK 11: 4/7/17


    This week we accomplished the impossible. We finally completed the fifth challenge!! We are so happy that it is done before spring break and can now relax a bit. We also completed our robot build on solid works. Thanks to Richie's skills we completed it relatively easy. Now that we've picked up the pace a bit we can focus on the hardest challenge of them all. KEEP IT LIT!!! 

Monday, April 3, 2017

WEEK 11: 4/3/17

This week our objective is to finish the fifth robot challenge. This is to pick up the ball autonomously and drop in the tube cylinder. We have to program the arm to lift to the perfect height to drop the ball inside. It has been quite a challenge so far. The battery is proving to be a big part in the challenge. If the battery is too full the arm will go too far back and if it isn't charged enough it will not raise high enough. Hopefully by the end of the week we have it figured out. KEEP IT LIT!!!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

WEEK 10: 3/28/17

This week we've already accomplished a ton. Richie finished the Solid Works for the first bot. Now he needs to add the arm and the mouth. We finished the task of using the remote control to pick up the two racquetballs, use the motor controlled mouth to ingest them and spit them out, then drop them in the pipe. We added new hardware of a "mouth".  We are now getting close at coding the bot to pick up one ball autonomously. Real Deal is running away with the lead.

Monday, March 27, 2017

WEEK 10: 3/27/17

These are screenshots of our Square Bot in Solid Works. We have included a top, front, side, and isometric view. Richie has been working on it on the side for some time now. We feel he did a good job. Real Deal is #toohottohandle

Thursday, March 23, 2017

WEEK 9: 3/23/17

Earlier this week we finished the previous challenge of having our robot autonomously placing the tetrahedron on the post. On to the next challenge. Now we must, using the remote control, pick up two racquetballs and drop them in the pipe. We want to figure out how we'll go about doing that then add the required hardware. We would also like to finish the Solid Works today. Real Deal is in full throttle! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Week 9: 3/20/17

This week our goal is to finish Solidworks as well as finish the fourth challenge. In this challenge we have to get our robot to autonomously put the tetrahedron on to the goal. We are almost done but we have to make sure the robot travels three tiles before it goes on the goal as well as angle the arm directly over it. Richie is working on Solidworks but he is having some difficulty finding some parts. Hopefully we get all of this done by the end of the quarter. REAL DEAL SAUCY WITH IT!!!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Week 8: 3/17/17

 Since we finished the challenge this week we are on to he next one. Amani is trying to figure out how to successfully program the robot and the arm to autonomously work. This is kind of tricky but nothing is to hard for THE REAL DEAL. While he is doing that we are still working on solid works. It might seem to be easy but it can be difficult at times. Hopefully we pull through this one quickly. WE LIT!!!