Monday, May 16, 2016

Week 11: Weight Pull Progress

     To start off this week we are going to continue assembling our robot for the next challenge. The robot will be built with maximum torque. We've been planning the idea for several days now and it's finally becoming a reality.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Week 10: Ideas Done

At the end of this week, the class has decided on the cart that will be used to hold the weights we need to pull. There are three 140 pound lead acid batteries, along with a 22 pound weight and possibly more people to sit on the cart. Basically, we're gonna be pulling a lot of weight. Our idea for our robot is basically done. Here's a hint, you can never go wrong with MAXIMUM torque. Oh, and the WHAP exam has passed, so one less thing to worry about now. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Week 10: New Challenge, "Pulling Weights"

This week, we will start working on our final challenge of the the year, to pull a cart stacked with weights. This time, we can modify our robot in any way we like, including our chassis and drive system. We also plan to clean up the blog and add any missing pictures. We'll lose a day this week due to the WHAP exam, but we should be fine. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Week 9 : Interruptions

This week, we have finally completed the racquetball challenge. Super testing days ended on Wednesday, so we'll have more time to complete our remaining assignments.  Now that we have gotten most of the  Krusty bot's challenges done, we are focusing on finals for our semester, which consist of SolidWorks certification, AutoCad, and Inventor certification.  The year is about to end and we begin a close...

Monday, May 2, 2016

Week 9: Autonomous Racquetball Challenge

This week is the final week of super testing. This week, Tyler will be working on the autonomous racquetball challenge. He just has to do some adjustments to make sure the ball goes into the drop off zone. We don't know what the next challenge will be, but we will be prepared for it.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Update: Racquetball SolidWorks

Here is the SolidWorks of our robot while completing the racquetball challenges.

Week 8: Super days are messing up our schedule

This week, we haven't accomplished much due to super testing and and the Algebra II EOC. Tyler is done working on the SolidWorks for the racquetball challenge. These super testing days are really holding us back. Hopefully, after these super testing days, we will get back on track.  

Monday, April 25, 2016

Week 8: Super-Testing...again... and GMetrix

To start off this week, Tyler and I will be working on the SolidWorks for the Racquetball robot. Tyler is helping me out with some parts that had to get curved. Frank is not here today to continue the autonomous challenge. This week, we will lose 2 days of time because of super testing...again. Hopefully, we will work twice as hard and make up for those 2 days.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Week 7: Tetrahedron SolidWorks

To finish off this week,  we completed the SolidWorks Tetrahedron challenge. We are still currently working on the autonomous for the Racquetball challenge. I also started to work on the SolidWorks for the Racquetball robot. I had a bit of trouble trying to curve the parts. With those 2 super testing days, we lost 2 days of time that we could have used for this robot, but we will make up for it soon enough.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Week 7: Super-testing (Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay) and G-Metrix

So to start the week, Martin was out on Monday, which inevitably led to some kids hopping onto Halo. With the two days of super-testing also around the corner, making significant progress is probably wishful thinking. Frank plans to continue working on the autonomous challenge, and Roberto plans to finish the SolidWorks, including the new end effector we made for the racquetball challenge. I will be out most of this week, as I have states for band on Thursday. Good luck to those two.