February 8, 2019

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

As the robotics team works to complete the robot, the end of week 5 became a reality for the team. Laura completed the bumper covers and applied the labels on all of the covers. Nickel worked on the lift and refined the hook. He added a stopper block to the rotation block and added “smush plates” to the lift. Richard added the motors to the gears and started to work on the lifting of the robot.

Laura finishing the last of the decals for the bumper covers
Nickel cutting off the tips of the screws

Ana, Lydia, Lemon, and Nathan C went to Home Depot to get some more machine screws and dremel cut-off wheels (and snacks), to bring to the rest of the team.

As we starting thinking about how “Murphy” was going to climb the platform, we realized we were short motor controllers, so we purchased a few more from VEX. Then we looked at the motors we had and noticed that the plan we had to raise the robot was not going to work, due to lack of space on the bot. We came up with a different plan and decided to go with Linear Actuators. We purchased a couple of them from Progressive Actuators and until they arrive, we will practice driving and fine-tuning what we have.

Richard looking up how to put the gearbox to the motor

Still, to do we have to put the bumpers back on the robot, code the new motors controllers, and possibly move some of the components around to make room for the linear actuators.

Eric testing the robot while Nathaniel reattches velcro to the test stand

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