Meeting Date: 
Sun, 11/07/2010
Start and End Time: 
2:00 - 6:30 pm
Personnel Present: 
Personnel Present: 
Personnel Present: 
Personnel Present: 
Personnel Present: 
Personnel Present: 
Tasks This Meeting: 

- Work on new hand concept

- Rebuild & lock gear assemblies

- Replace set screw on axle collars

- Rewire power chain

- Reroute front servo wires

Reflections For This Meeting: 

The hand is not as easy as we thought it would be...

Today was the first meeting with all of us back together - and after the Qualifier. We discussed things we needed to do - and our mentor taught us what a Gantt Chart is and how to use it.

At the qualifier, we decided that your current hand works- but is too slow. We really want to come up with an idea that works accurately and fast.

We had a big list of things to accomplish - but ran out of time to complete everything. We got the gear assemblies locked, we replaced set screw on axle collars  and did work on some concepts (and had a lot of discussion) on a new hand.


To change the bottom part of the chassis to a 2 pieces - instead of 7 , to both simplify and strengthen the bottom part of our chassis.


Both are connected with multiple screws to make sure that they never come apart.


Al is adding lock tight to our stance gears.


Gavin trying out a conept for a new hand idea (using Kydex)


Al drilling holes for a new POT holder


Gavin heating up more Kydex for more test ideas for a new hand (using the heat gun)


Me doing some blogging...

Taking off the side panel to work on our stance, arms - to clean them up and strengthn them

Another shot of it - rebuilding the stance arms.

Gavin reheating the Kydex to try another idea for the hand.

Chris tightening the lower part of the chassis - fastening the 2 piece chassis part to the stance arms.


Gavin doing some more bending and cutting to test yet another hand idea.

...and more testing

Here I am doing some CAD work (PTC) while waiting to work on the robot.

The team all busy doing work on the robot.

Chris and Gavin working together trying to come up with another idea for the hand.

The entire team goes over hand concepts and strategies with their mentor.