FTC 7314 Engineering Notebook 2015-10-03

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Competition Season Meeting

Meeting Date Meeting Time Location Attendees
3-October-2015 2:00-5:00 PM TCHS Brandywine Braden, Joshua, Amal

Objectives / Systems Hypotheses, tests, observations, conclusions, plans
Debris Pick-up
  • Amal, Braden, Josh, and our mentor Paul were attempting to pick up the debris (mostly the cube debris)
  • The ball debris worked very well.
  • The gang worked on creating a prototype intake so we could attempt to possibly hope to create a final model. During the prototyping we first found out that a simple conveyor with treads and tabs would not work as it could not lift the debris off the ground independently. we then added a spinning surgical tubing intake intake so we could force the balls and squares into the tank conveyor.
  • Braden learned that the ramp has to be at a lower angle to work with the system that brings up the obstacles to the top of the robot
Drive-train development
  • While participating in the "Program it!" Penn FTC workshop at Penn State Great Valley, mentors Andrew Goddard and George Abersold are introduced to the Lynx Motion tread system; a more robust tread system than the Tetrix treads (which have a reputation of coming apart).
  • The team purchased some Lynx Motion parts to work with.

Tasks Reflections
Task in bold
  • Bullet point for each reflection
Task in bold
  • Bullet point for each reflection

Action and idea Journal

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