August 22nd, 2010 - The first real meeting of the year

Meeting Date: 
Sun, 08/22/2010
Start and End Time: 
2:00 - 6:00
Personnel Present: 
Alan
Personnel Present: 
Alejandro
Personnel Present: 
Chris
Personnel Present: 
Heidi
Personnel Present: 
Karl
Tasks This Meeting: 

Go over schedule
Begin CAD training
Finish "Freddie the Fire Truck" for the Auburn Fire Department
Begin engineering binder
Invert stance on POC robot

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Summer is now officially over.

 

Karl and Chris tore apart the proof-of-concept robot to try and reverse the stance.

 

Our first stanced robot, ready to get torn apart.

Different angle of our proof of concept robot.

Drawing out new ideas for stance on an Ipad.

Chris taking apart the POC and building the wheels for the new version, at the same time!

 

Drive train for the new stance idea.

 

 

They came up with an interesting concept of using chain and sprocket to get a 'camber' stance where the wheels tilt outwards not inwards. The idea of tilting outwards instead of inwards was thought of thanks to past experience in knowing that other robots will try and flip each other.

Also we all were able to finish up Freddie the fire truck we will now be able to contact the fire department soon so that they can have their robot back.

I personally have begun to work on the PTC software and have found it quite fun to learn and to expand my knowledge base with something so unique like this software. After we all finished our jobs the discussion of some PR things we have planned were discussed to make sure we knew the times and see how we could improve upon them.