FTC 7314 Engineering Notebook 2015-01-11

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Competition Season Meeting

Meeting Date Meeting Time Location Attendees
TCHS Brandywine

Tasks Reflections
Replacing the Bapper Motor
  • braden found that the bapper motor had a clutch problem so he had to replace it completely.
Writing the software clutch
  • Recently, there has been a hardware clutch on the bapper motor to prevent smoking it. However, it was made of aluminum and would wear very easily.
  • Instead of replacing the clutch every time it wore down, Laura decided to try to write a software clutch.
  • By seeing if the encoder counts have changed recently, we can determine if the bapper is currently stuck on a ball, or if it is still moving. If it is stuck, the code will move it backwards until it is not stuck. The clutch works very well and Laura is happy we will not burn out any motors or have to switch the clutch anymore.

Action and idea Journal

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