FTC 7314 Engineering Notebook 2015-12-03

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Competition Season Meeting

Meeting Date Meeting Time Location Attendees
December 3, 2015 6:00-9:00 TCHS Brandywine Josh, Akhila, Braden, Snarr, Amal, Trevor

Objectives / Systems Hypotheses, tests, observations, conclusions, plans
Objective in bold
  • Bullet point for each hypothesis, test, observation, conclusion, plan
Objective in bold
  • Bullet point for each hypothesis, test, observation, conclusion, plan

Tasks Reflections
  • So, unfortunately, Akhila and Mr. Abersold didn't get to test the autonomous because there was a lot of mechanical work to be done. Instead, they started out with configuring some more of the manual operations. The newest addition is the debris lift. This was really simple. All they had to do was define the variables needed and code them correctly. They also did this for the unload climber portion of the manual control. Also, since Akhila is operating, she was able to program her own controls, which is really nice. This also means that she can change them whenever as well, if something doesn't feel right.
  • After that was done, they started to try to drive. The drive code worked pretty well, except for the fact that the scaling was a little off. That will be fixed when drivers practice is being run, so that Akhila and Josh, the driver, and discuss the controls and code them accordingly.
Preparing the robot
  • Braden worked on putting all of the electrical on the bot very precisely to make sure it was perfectly neat. Braden then had to put all of the wheels that did not have divots on the robot.
  • Josh Worked to finish making the treads for the arm. After 2 hours and a band-aid it was completed. He then put the new tread onto the arm for testing. He then then brought the robot onto the field, and got the opportunity to attempt to climb. The robot unfortunately did not climb easily and nearly flipped.

Action and idea Journal

Climb with ResQ robot
First Debris capture & lift test

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