Update 1-19-17

Deep Blue Robotics Update: Thursday, January 19

Prototyping:

Shooter:

The shooter prototyping team tested out their new design today. The team set up the shooter in a big, largely empty hallway and began to fire away. This new design can shoot much higher than before, though numbers still need to be recorded.

 

Gear:

With their prototype completed, the gear mechanism team has moved on to create a preliminary design for their full mechanism. This includes measurements for each part and designs for parts that will incorporate the mechanism into the full robot.

 

Intake:

The Intake prototype team had a busy day today! They added chicken fence to the sides of the mechanism to increase ball capacity, measured numbers to add to their CAD design and tested the full intake mechanism with the mentors!

Programming

The programming team continued their hard work to get all of the code for the robot functional! Keep up the good work!

CAD

The CAD team continued their work creating a final design for the robot and making dimension drawings for the Fabrication team to make.

 

So What is this Robot?


GAME RULES:

Basic Game Rules:
Alliances of three robots each will power their airship by shooting fuel(wiffle) balls into the boiler goals, collecting large gears to power rotors on the ship, and climb a rope at the end of the game.
Game Animation

OUR ROBOT:
ALL BOT: Our robot will aim to perform all three main actions to receive points: shooting, climbing, and gear collecting.
Mechanisms: Our robot will have 6 main mechanisms:
-Fuel Ball Ground Intake
-Gear Intake/placement
-Shooter
-Fuel Storage/Hopper
-Fuel Indexer/Feeder
-Climber

 

FUN FACT:

Edgar Allen Poe, a now widely read poet famous for such works as “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee” was born on January 19th, 1809: only 208 years ago!

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