Karl's blog

2/19/2010

Reflections For This Meeting: 

 We all get tired easily when it's dark and miserable outside

 Karl, Chris, and Alan all worked on putting pieces back on the robot now that the extra chain got here. We had to create a special chain tightener to make it work continuously. It's still not right, but at least the chain seems to stay on! 

On the other hand, the lifter works every time now!

Bailey spent most of the day (and most of the day yesterday as well) cleaning up the website and the PR blog.

2/15/10

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Looking good!

This meeting we needed to take pictures for Mark and Jill for the program. We decided to take a picture to put into the program that doesn't show ANYTHING...

 Side view with our aluminum front door... note that the gears are even blurred!

Plastic funnel on top leading the balls from the ballevator to the shooter  Read more »

2/12/10

Reflections For This Meeting: 

If you borrow your Mom's oven mitts, be sure to put them back!

 


Using the heat gun, we started forming the Kyvex for the top of the robot.

 


Using a oven mitt to form the Kyvex into the correct form so that the balls flow down into the shooter.

 

The finished Kyvex on the top of our robot.

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2/10/10

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Power tools and servos dont mix but power tools and servo mounts mix wonderfuly.

Robot being driven around to test the in take and internal plastic.

 

The internals of out robot as we work on out ball stopper or chamber pin.

 

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2/8/10

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Looking forward to the next couple of weeks!

Our coach is back from Australia and everyone made it to the meeting. We finished building the center part of the competition field and had a team meeting to discuss our next several weeks: we have a scrimmage coming up and our State competition is 3 weeks away!


Drilling out the hole for the center target (Field goal) Read more »

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