Wednesday, May 22, 2019
We just need to perform the vex autonomous for the tetrahedron challenge.Today we are also starting our racquetball challenge. To make the robot launch the ball we will need the following parts: Axles, kep nuts, gears, and screws. We will probably perform the racquetball challenge next class.
Monday, May 20, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Mr.Martin told us that the solid works certification exam retake was going to be on Monday. Since Mr.Martin was not here our group practiced making different solid works parts like radial swing block and hitch pivot. Not only does this help us practice for our certification retake, but it also helps our group to practice making/adding parts to our square-bot model on solid works.
Monday, May 6, 2019
We need to finish our solid works assembly of the robots arm. The problem is that Vittorio has the flash drive with the solid works assembly file. All of the parts to complete the arm are already saved onto the file, we just need to mate 2 parts together to fully complete the arm. We will complete the assembly when Vittorio comes back.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Since we completed the tetrahedron challenge last class, we only have to complete the solid works version of our square-bot. We finished our solid works model of our square-bot by downloading the CAD files directly from the vex robotics website and piecing them together using mate on assembly (Solid Works). We have also been completing our blogs on time and meeting all requirements which will probably boost our grade in engineering.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Today we watched a video about the Vex robotics competition, tower takeover. The video explained the rules and the different stages of the challenge. Our group began to ready up for the tetrahedron challenge by attempting to get the highest number of points by placing the tetrahedron on the top middle tube. I definitely think that we are ready for the tetrahedron challenge because after a few practice rounds we manged to get all three tetrahedrons on the top middle tube in only a few seconds.
Friday, April 26, 2019
Mr. Martin was not here today, so we used the time to practice doing the tetrahedron challenge. We used our robot's arm to pick up the tetrahedron and tried placing it on the tube that was worth the most points. After successfully completing the challenge, we are now ready for Mr. Martin to grade it.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
Today, our group had issues with the claw-bot code and controller. The code was not doing what we programmed it to do, it wasn't doing anything, and the controller was not properly connecting either. Hopefully we can get things sorted out next class so that we can continue on our tetrahedron challenge.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Today is the last day that we can work on our square-bots before spring break. We were able to finish the figure 8 on our second square-bot and do maintenance to keep our robots from breaking down. When we come back from spring break we will begin working on building the arm for our robot that will be able to pick up cones.
Today we have finished the figure 8 on one of our square-bots and we still need to complete the other one. Since the week is cut short due to spring break, we will only be able to complete the figure 8 on the second square-bot this week.We will also continue to do daily maintenance on both of our square-bots so that they don't fall apart.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
Our second square-bot had only one side of its wheels working so we had to change the motors. When we tried testing the motor, our square-bot started to smoke a little bit. We believe that some of the ports on the cortex have been damaged because now both of motors work, but ports 1 and 10 don't work.