Kickoff Weekend: Kickoff, Strategizing, and begin prototyping/design stage
Saturday - The team watched the robotics reveal and learned the rules of Deep Space with team 4904: Bot Provoking. We began formulating strategies for the game.
Sunday - Our team continued strategizing and itemizing each game component in terms of VALUE and EFFORT using the fibonacci sequence. We then set our course of action for the build season and began preliminary design planning.
Week 1: Prototyping/Design Stage
We broke off into groups to begin creating different prototypes for cargo, hatch, and climb.
Another group looks to finalize the drivebase design in order to make it adjustable in the future.
We make various prototypes in order to make different ways to accomplish the task.
In addition, we begin to create a new carriage and cargo holder.
We continue to make a hatch mechanism that has wheels and can grip inside the hatch.
Week 2: Finalizing Prototyping/Design
Prototyped a cargo intake using roller
Created first drivebase with functioning driving capabilities
Devised successful algorithm for straight driving using line follow
Began second-draft e-board design
Week 3: Installing Cameras
We created roller castings by adding an additional roller using compliant wheels.
Continue to adjust elements from cargo intake.
Set up and tested cameras on the drive base.
Used light sensors to test the success of adding additional analog ports, which was a success.
Week 4: Improve Cargo Intake
Created a functional intake, but improve durability through metal side plates.
Developed potential algorithms for the robot to determine the positioning of objects relative to it.