Monday, October 19, 2015

First is the worst, Second is the best, Third is the one with the golden chest

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This time around, we came in third place, loosing only to the seniors, and Brandon's tetrix team. We found that rubber bands stretched around the wheels has more traction than the rubberized epoxy.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Indoor tug of war

After finishing the outdoor tug of war contest last week, we are beginning the indoor competition which will take place on the indoor tables. We believe our robot stands the chance of winning, because of our modified wheels which produces lots of traction on slippery surfaces. Other teams are starting to wrap rubber bands around there robots to get a leg over the competition.

Monday, October 12, 2015

solids work in solidworks

Today we finished the solid works model of our robot and we think it looks pretty nice.

We also had time to play with the render tools, and this is what our bot would look like in a dark room as a light source,

Friday, October 9, 2015

Today Micheal and Jasen are starting the process of applying rubber sealant to the front wheels which currently is not covered. The addition this product to all four wheels will allow the most weight (which is located on the front of the robot) to be useful at its full potential. We plan for them to dry over the weekend and come back on Monday to install.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Bend it like Beckham

This Monday Jasen and Micheal came to the realization that two of there four axles were bent and deformed due to riding on top of there robot as personal transport. The need to replace the parts will involve finding new axles and filing them to size. We hope to be ready for the competition by next week.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Giving Tetrix a run for its money

Today we are starting to test our robot against the competition. Our robot defeated an Tetrix robot which is supposed to have stronger gears and motors. We hope to add extra weights and accessories to our robot next week.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Can you stand it

So far we finished our bot and now we are working on the Solidworks 3d image of our design. Our bot is a little bit under the weight limit so we plan to add more weight later.