FTC 7314 build October 2013
From DEW Robotics
Worked on the shovel and prepared for Duel on the Delaware.
19-October - Duel on the Delaware
A productive day. We:
- Cut, bent and otherwise fabricated and installed the robot's electronics panels...
- ...and rationally installed many of the key electronic components (NXT & Motor Controllers)
- Replaced the 4:1 worm gear with 20:1
- Started mounting IR Seeker sensors
- Built the lower part of the flag pole
- Installed the flag lift
- Scoped out where the limit switches ought to be mounted
- Worked on autonomous coding
A short crew for this meeting (CJ & Clem). In spite of this, we got a lot of work completed:
- Finished and tested the Flag Lift. Finishing included cutting the crank arms shorter and installing hard, slippery PTFE-impregnated Acetal (polyoxymethylene) contact plates on the teterix beam surfaces restraining the crack blades.
- The arm motor was changed (old one dead) and tested.
- The power switch and battery were logically (but perhaps not optimally) mounted.
- The NXT was shifted to move it away from the frame perimeter for safety.
- The battery, switch and motor controllers were wired. Wired were dressed using wire ties.