Today is another challenge day! Our robot is updated and performing flawlessly. We made some minor adjustments since our last post to ensure the greatest chance of success. We also tightened some things up to avoid complications in the near future.
Today, we continued to make modifications to our robot. For instance, we added a second motor to the end effector. This will allow the claw to open and close more smoothly and quickly. By adding the second motor, we hope to pick up more cones to achieve even more points.
Great job on completing the last challenge successfully! However, it's now time to look ahead to the next challenge. It is fairly similar to the last challenge except now we have one minute. We have to carry the mobile goal into the scoring sections. The front section is worth 40 points and the back section is worth 60 points. We also have to add yellow cones to the high goal posts to achieve as many points possible. This challenge is in one week!
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a nice break, but now it's time to get back to work. We are making some extreme modifications to our robot such as completely changing the end effector and the way the robot will pick up cones. This will be highly beneficial for the next challenge, which is this coming Friday.
In order to prepare for the next challenge, we completely took apart the robot. We have to pickup the mobile goal and move it into the scoring section. The front spot is worth 70 points and the back spot is worth 90 points. We also have the option of adding yellow cones to the mobile goal or tall goal to receive an extra 10 points each. This all has to been done in 30 seconds. Have a good Thanksgiving everyone... see you next week!
This is it... challenge day! We made some modifications to our robot, which will be evident in the attached SolidWorks pictures! Also, the rules for this challenge are different. On the moveable goals, each cone is worth 10 points and on the high goals, each cone is worth 20 points. Good luck everyone!
The robot is updated, complete and performing beautifully. We are continuing to practice in the arena and are able to pick up the cones. However, our goal for this week is to improve our efficiency in how fast our robot can pick up cones. We want to achieve as many points as possible while still maintaining accuracy and precision.