Hello everyone,
 
Just a reminder, we have a build meeting on Wednesday, January 29, from 5pm-9pm.
 
After numerous prototypes, we've decided to mostly finalize the design of our robot around a drop down u shaped collector arm and catapult (Ryan and Kelly will continue to work on prototyping a hybrid of the linear punch and catapult designs). 
 
We've decided to go with the catapult because our efforts at miniaturizing the linear punch and kicker designs produced less than satisfactory results.
 
The next couple meetings will be devoted to CADding the robot and manufacturing parts for the final drivetrain.
 

Here's a video of a prototype catapult ball launcher design we've been working on.

 

 
The people who are signed up to supervise/feed the Wednesday meeting are..
 
WED 1/29/2014 5-7 Mostofi    
    Dinner Tam pork stew, rice, bread veggie stew
    7-9 Tam    

As usual, meetings will always be posted on the Google Calendar here.

 
Finally, I've set up a blog on the team website. For now, it just mirrors these emails, but I hope to get others to contribute to the website eventually.

Jan 26, 2014  Patrick Tam

Hello everyone,

Just a reminder, we have a build meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22, from 5pm-9pm

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If you want to stay updated on the dates of all our events, please check out the calender here.

 

And finally, but most importantly, thanks so much to everybody whose supervised and brought lunch/snack/dinner so far. We really appreciate your efforts.

If you haven't signed up to supervise/bring food, you still can! Please sign up here.


Jan 21, 2014  Patrick Tam

We're cancelling the robotics meeting on Sunday 1/19 because there's not enough to do. Sorry about that.


Jan 18, 2014  Patrick Tam

Just a reminder, we have a build meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 15, from 5pm-9pm.

Last Friday and Saturday, we made plenty of progress on the drivetrain (the prototype is done) though our shooters have had range problems which I hope we'll solve this meeting.

If you want to stay updated on the dates of all our events, please check out the calender here.

And finally, but most importantly, thanks so much to everybody whose supervised and brought lunch/snack/dinner so far. We really appreciate your efforts.

If you haven't signed up to supervise/bring food, you still can! Please sign up here.


Jan 14, 2014  Patrick Tam

Just a reminder, we have a build meeting tomorrow, Friday, January 10, from 5pm-9pm

Yesterday's meeting was super productive, we managed to complete a prototype for the ball shooter/launcher, pickup mechanism, and we're almost done with the drivetrain base.

Just to clarify, during the build season we have meetings

  • Wednesday 5pm-9pm
  • Friday 5pm-9pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm

If you're ever unclear when we have a meeting, all robotics related events are posted to the team website.


Jan 10, 2014  Patrick Tam

We'll be having a robotics meeting on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

We'll be running this extra meeting because Ryan and I think we need the extra time to prototype. Though it's not that much time in the grand scheme of things, getting prototypes done early is crucial to staying on schedule, and that's something we've struggled to do for the past few years.

Please sign up for snacks and supervision here.


Jan 1, 2014  Patrick Tam