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Posts Tagged ‘stupid’

Tricopter: Now in Five Broken Pieces

Curse my impatience. I got wired control pretty much working, so I went ahead and hooked up my XBees (wireless link) for testing. I had my hand on the chassis just in case, but I guess I didn’t apply enough pressure—it went full throttle on its own (I had barely touched the joystick) and flew […]

Raiderbot X Meeting 4, 39 Days to Robot Ship

Meeting time: 15:00 to 21:00 We are two days behind schedule. I started a WOT (Weighted Objectives Table) discussion of the various lift concepts at 3:30. We started with seven concepts: Single-jointed arm Multi-jointed arm Telescope (elevator) Four-bar linkage Eight-bar linkage Scissor 60/40 scissor We narrowed it down to the four-bar linkage and the elevator […]

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) […]