Karl's blog

12/21/09

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Sometimes the unpredictable things are the most predictable.

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Round table with the team, discussing robot design concepts with our coach.

 


The team holds up plastic sheets around the robot to represent walls... and to test how many balls our robot could hold. We were able to hold all the balls.

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12/20/09

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Don't leave the heat gun out in the rain.


Chris sewing the LEGO treads together to make one big LEGO tread.

 


Melody measuring and marking for new paddle designs on polycarbonate sheets.

 


Attaching metal framing to our robot chassise.

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12/16/09

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Working with LEGO brings back memories.

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String/elevator loader design using wheels to move the string along. The string trying to pull the balls in and up.

 


Putting a bar onto the 3" PVC pipe, yet having to make the inside of the pipe flush (and make the screws flush) so that the balls don't get caught and can roll freely inside the pipe.

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11/30/09

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Say hello to my little friend!

Karl and Chris grinding down the "bullet"

 

Melody, Bailey and Alan restructuring the frame of the robot with the right parts to allow the balls to go into the front.

 

Gavin figuring out where the cannon will be placed on the robot chassis.

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11/16/09

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Measure twice, cut once!

We started work on the new paddle idea this time – We think this is probably the way we’ll go!


Cutting a channel into the ABS pipe (prototype practice)

 


Chris and me testing the way the whiffle ball will shoot out of the plate, using the poly carbonate as a paddle.

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