By: David | December 08, 2016

This week we put some more designs together, now focusing on designs which may improve efficiency of the design and implement a cool new system. We are now going to model the designs in solid works to get our design more accurate and precise to make us fit tightly within the 50cm*50cm*50cm area. 

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By: David | November 16, 2016

Today, we improved the prototype by adding some sturdiness to the robot and experiment with the code so that it would move a known distance which we will use to work out the timings. We also came up with a better design and discussed what we wanted the robot to do in the arena. We thought it would be best to secure the box closest to us before doing anything else. This would ensure that we get an A box before attempting to collect any other boxes so that we could maximize our points.


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By: David | November 08, 2016

Week 7: This week we continued improving the prototype and started to confirm the design points of the robot. We got more input from surface technology international who recommended a ‘cheese block’ design which offers a more robust chassis which would have less chance of breaking if it were to hit an obstacle. We thought that this was a solid design but we made some modifications to the design which we adapted into our latest iteration that featured a gate system that caged in the boxes to be pulled back to the safe area

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By: David | November 01, 2016

After conversing with our generous sponsors , surface technology international, we have agreed on some important design points. We are now focused on the movement of our robot and how we will be collecting and identifying the boxes. We have also begun to divide up the budget for our robot and decide on essential components. Finally we have begun on the timescale for our robot and have decided what tasks have to be completed  when. Below is a picture of our current prototype. (Yes it is meant to go round in circles)


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By: David | October 20, 2016

The task page on the website has been updated with the new task competition so I would recommend a read to see what we are trying to achieve. Also, check back weekly on the blog page to see how we are getting on and to be first to see new updates.


Thanks for reading,

David

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