2/13/11

Meeting Date: 
Sun, 02/13/2011
Start and End Time: 
1:00 pm - 6 pm
Personnel Present: 
Alan
Personnel Present: 
Alejandro
Personnel Present: 
Chris
Personnel Present: 
Gavin
Personnel Present: 
Heidi
Personnel Present: 
Karl
Tasks This Meeting: 

Start building the driving robot for the UC Davis driving challenge, finish attaching the side plastics.

Reflections For This Meeting: 

We finished attaching the plastic to the sides, and got a great start on the driving robot.

Although we did a lot on the regular robot, most of the time was spent building a new small bot for the FTC diving challenge that we're helping run at the Sacramento FRC Regional.

The plastic for the light cover being melted into shape.

The lights in their cover, almost ready to be attached to the robot.

The edge for the side plastic being melted to the correct angle.

Karl checking spacing on the side plastics, preparing to put the screws in.

Chris holding up a design idea for one of the driving wheels for the mini driving robot.

Karl trying some new ideas to put suspension on the drive wheels of the mini bot.  We decided we wanted to have two drive wheels with seperate suspension for each wheel, so they can flex on their own.

Al holding wires together for Gavin to solder into place.

Gavin and Al soldering wires to the right length and re-attaching them to be covered in heat-shrink tubing.

Al using the blow torch to put the heat shrink tubing into place.

Karl and Chris extending the back of the mini bot because it was too short and needed a longer chassis.

Chris seeing how many tie wraps can be possibly used on a robot this size and still serve some purpose.

Karl and Chris putting the rubberbands on the mini bot to be used as suspension.

Version 1 of the UC Davis driving challenge robot.