Friday, May 20, 2016

Fridays Acomplishments

What we did this week
So this week was our last week to work on the robots in class. We finished the manual racquetball challenge on Thursday and now we have made slight progress with our autonomous challenge. We have decided to stay after school a couple of days to finish autonomous and start  our tractor challenge. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday goals of the week

What we hope to accomplish this week

So we scraped the claw idea and have finished building the conventional holder with wheel. 

Now, we hope to finish manual and autonomous this week because this is the last official week with robots. We also want to be able to at least get some extra credit with the tractor robot. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday the 13th

This week we ran into issues with our claw and now we have to switch it. This will make it easier to pick up the ball since now there will be a motor to power the gear which will pick up the ball. However, we will have to spend time to change it out, delaying when we can complete the challenge.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Monday May 9th

What we plan to accomplish this week
This week, like last week, all three of us have one AP exam to take so we won't have full attendance some days. We attached the claw to the robot and now we have to program the drive because it reverted back to only controlling one wheel. Once we program the robot, we will have to counteract the weight of our claw and then be ready to do the racquetball challenge.   

Friday, May 6, 2016

May 6

This week we completed making compound gears for our robot. It was successful. However, our arm is still heavy so we need to come up with a way to counter the weight to prevent it from falling over. We also added an axle to prevent the ball from falling out as we lift the arm to drop the ball in the tube.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 Goals

Goals for Monday, May 2nd, 2016!

Everyone took the black rubber gears for the Racquet Ball challege so we had to come up with our own way to pick up the ball. Everyone uses the gear to hold up the ball but we are trying to scoop up the ball and drop it into the tube backward. Our arm is kinda heavy so we had to switch our gear mechanism to compound gears. This allows it to pick up more weight since it uses more gears that work with each other simultaneously. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday 4/29/16

What we've accomplished 
This week, again being a short week because of testing, we started building the racquetball holder. There were no more black wheels left (most people used black rubber wheels to spin the ball into a holder), so we decided to try a unconventional method.  We made a contraption that would enclose the ball on three sides, resembling a claw.