Karl's blog

1/24-1/25/10

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Gummi letters are fun

 

 Here we were measuring the distances for the side flaps so we can open the ball chute.

Chris placing our front bumper on along with our wheel protecter so we can push against things with out crawling over them thanks to out gear ratio.

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1/13/10 - 1/14/10

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Aluminum makes a nice door!

Working on the belt drive tensioner that will allow us to tension the belt.


Adjusting the tension to make our belt go straight.


Our ball lift belt, made out of non-slip material. Read more »

1/12/10 night

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Simplicity is over better

After the demo at the Boy Scout meeting, Gavin picked up the robot and one of the main robot connection failed. This made us realize that we couldn't use tubes for primary supports.

That night, Coach Alan and Karl took apart the robot and rebuilt the chassis (without tubes)

 

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1/11/10

Reflections For This Meeting: 

It is a good idea to check the software before you leave for a robot demo!

 

Preparing to add the shooter to the robot.

 


Making indents for screws to go into the shooter pipe.

 


Working on the shooter mechanism. Testing a new concept on the firing mechanism.

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1/03/10

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Sparks are pretty, but pretty hot!


Starting work on the field

 


Finishing touches on the shooter guard

 


Bailey is adding supports to the shooter guard (made out of poly-carb)

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