Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day 12

Pneumatics on this year's robot?

Nope, doesn't look like it.

After much discussion between the elevator team, and the gripper mechanism (formerly called forklift), it seems that the elevator will be actuated by chains, and the gripper mechanism will open on a motor-driven worm drive (more pictures to come).

The roller intake team is hard at work on prototyping their system to get final dimensions and design decisions tuned and ironed out.

The drive base and claw teams were conspicuously lacking in members today, so they have not progressed much since yesterday.

Also, our team has a problem with cups:

That's a spoon...