Monthly Archives: January 2011

Week 3 CADurday

Aside from the deployment mechanism, we (think we) have every part that we need manufactured made in Inventor.  Now that we have a decent picture to show, we can explain our strategies. One part that hasn’t made it into CAD … Continue reading

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Crunch Time

Historically, this is one of the more frustrating parts of the year.  Our basic mechanical and electrical assemblies are completed, now we’re finalizing designs and creating the manipulators and appendages.  For the rookies (about half the team), this is a … Continue reading

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Driving Chassis – now with code!

It strafes and everything!  6WD bots, look out. (shout out to CP) We got the CAD done for the lift, here are two views, extended and collapsed: We’ve got it figured out so that, if we rig it correctly, we … Continue reading

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Come Together

Good start to the day.  A representative from Neff Engineering, our local 8020 distributor, stopped by today to discuss our lift.  He’s been working with FIRST teams around Indiana and southern Michigan, so he understood the game and what we … Continue reading

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Family Day

Tuesday is the day the lead coach spends with his family, so the following note was left for the team members: LIFT ASSEMBLY Design and CAD the lift – determine what & how many materials, hardware, fasteners, connectors are needed.  … Continue reading

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Day of Reckoning

Today we moved from “I reckon XYZ will work” to “Here’s how XYZ will work.” We heard back from the 8020 guy, we might be able to get it in-house by the end of the week. We got our floor … Continue reading

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Saturday Week 2

Yup, that’s a driving base. Saturday of Week 2. Yup. Of course, it’s got the 2010 code in it, so there is no strafing to be done, but hey, it’s a start. Today we built the tower, we (mechanically) built … Continue reading

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