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Posts Tagged ‘FRC’

Senior Skip Day?

Sigh.. I procrastinate so much that I even put off blog posts that would take me no more than half an hour if I’d actually tried. Now that I’ve burned a few hundred kilocalories trying to get my head around flight orientation, here’s another summary of an event days past. May 20th, the second-to-last Friday, […]

Raiderbot X, 23 Days to Robot Ship: Lego Minibot!

Minibot proof of concept out of old Lego parts. The purple arms push against the pole, which angles the wheels into the pole to create a horizontal vector just strong enough to keep the bot on the pole. Took about two hours to make. The bot is climbing up a 40 inch metal pole that […]

Raiderbot X, 26 Days to Robot Ship

This is an email I sent to the Raiderbot mailing list. I think it sums up everything that is going on. Hello Raiderbot, The bad news: We are still a week behind largely due to delayed shipping of supplies and bad planning on my part. We have no driving robot, nor do we have a […]

Raiderbot X Meeting 3, 41 Days to Robot Ship

Meeting time: 15:00 to 19:00. We will have budget discussions every Tuesday after meeting. FIRST Choice parts ordered, including the FTC Mini Kit for the minibot. Talked more about end effectors, spent 30 minutes prototyping. Kushal and Damian made a pretty sweet prototype of a four-bar linkage arm. I messed up here again and completely […]

Raiderbot X Meeting 2, 42 Days to Robot Ship

Meeting time: 15:00 to 19:00. Continued talk about end effector design. We built prototypes and tested them in the shop, but just as Will was showing the old triangular scissor lift and I was wondering why there were suddenly so few people, my sister ran in and told me Mr. C (my youth symphony director) […]