Engineering Notebook – 12/22/14

Attendance:

Jacob, Tyler, Spencer, Joey

  

Goals:  

  • Go to South Carroll.
  • Test Shelf liner.

Meeting Notes

  • Ran two games with South Carroll.
  • Problems:
    • The robot wasn’t connecting to the computer for a long period of time
      but was later fixed.
    • The glue connecting the shelf liner to the wheels was getting reheated because of the heat from the friction.

Engineering Notebook – 12/21/14

Attendance:

Jacob, Tyler, Danielle

  

Meeting Notes

  • Tested many different autonomous programs.
  • Played many matches.
  • Reflections:
    • Why do we have Mikayla and Jacob in the same squad?
    • Why isn’t Brianna doing anything?
  • Next Time:
    • Practice at South Carroll
  • Shelf liner on the wheels

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  • Robot successfully reached the top of the ramp.

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Engineering Notebook – 12/18/14

Attendance:

Jacob, Tyler, Danielle, Mikayla, Joey, Brianna

  

Goals:  

  • Change tape to shelf liner.
  • Skirt.

Meeting Notes

  • Mikayla completed both programs for ramp to pole and box to goal.
  • Danielle thought about how to adjusting the servo.
  • Jacob finished the ramp to goal program.
  • Joey and Tyler put the shelf liner on two of the wheels. Then tested it and decided to put it on four.
  • Joey and Tyler measured for the skirt and that we are going to use scrap metal for the skirt.
  • Brianna assisted Joey and Tyler with the wheels and recorded what we did for the journal.
  • Reflections:
    • Brianna should not cut shelf liner or design bracelets
    • Her sole job for building is a gofer (go fer it)
    • Jacobs program worked very well
    • Hot glue hurts (who knew?)
  • Next Time:
    • Go to South Carroll and practice.

Engineering Notebook – 12/15/14

Attendance:

Jacob, Tyler, Danielle, Spencer

  

Goals:  

  • Go to South Carroll and critique each others robots.
  • Drive on their playing field.
  • Test autonomous.

Meeting Notes

  • During testing of the autonomous period we found that…
    • We don’t need to drive the robot down the ramp, all we need to do is push it
      1/10 of an inch and then gravity pushes it the rest of the way down into the goal.
    • We should use six wheels instead of four.
    • We can use shelf liner to put on the wheels for traction on ramp.

Engineering Notebook – 12/14/14

Attendance:

Jacob, Tyler, Danielle, Mikayla, Joey, Spencer, Brianna

  

Goals:  

  • Discuss the qualifier.
  • Critique ourselves and others.
  • Review the point system.

Meeting Notes

  • Issues to consider for next cornpetition:
    • Balls getting under the robot.
    • Scissor lift clicking.
    • Sweeper gears.
    • Latch.
    • Wheels/ gears.
    • Backboard touching goals.
    • Sweeper tube plug missing.
    • Servo wire.
    • Bucket losing balls.
    • Balls on top of bucket.
    • NXT.
    • Wheels/ ramp.
  • What was done well?
    • Front wheel drive.
    • Structure of scissor lift.
    • Balls could get in the bucket.
    • Draw bridge.
    • Controllers.
  • What is most important to fix?
    • Balls under robot.
    • Latch.
    • Wheels/ ramp.

Engineering Notebook – 12/06/14

Attendance:

Jacob, Tyler, Danielle, Mikayla, Joey

  

Goals:  

  • Add team number and plexiglass to sides
  • Make sure robot is labeled
  • Go over checklist
  • Review engineering notebook
  • Pack everything needed for the competition
  • Practice

Meeting Notes

  • Added the team number and Plexiglass to both sides and attached with screws
  • Labeled all areas needed on the robot
  • Went over Robot lnspection Checklist
  • Went over engineering notebook
  • Got everything needed and packed for competition
  • Problems:
    • Still having problems with the ramp
  • Next Time:
    • Discuss how the competition went, what went well and what didn’t.

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Engineering Notebook – 12/05/14

Attendance:

Jacob, Tyler, Danielle, Mikayla, Joey

  

Goals:  

  • Correct programming problem with sweeper
  • Create a solution so the balls do not get past the sweeper and stuck under the robot
  • Troubleshoot chain coming off of the sprocket of the ramp

Meeting Notes

  • Jacob corrected the programming issue with the sweeper so it goes forward and back smoothly
  • Cut a small piece of sign material to attach to the each side of the direction guides on either side of sweeper so the balls do not get past it.
  • The chain was coming off the sprocket because of the hole where the sprocket was attached to the bucket kept getting bigger with use after use, also the chain was slighting too large so we had to move the server motor around to tighten the chain.
  • So the hole would not get any larger we put a washer on the screw to help stabilize it so it would not move back and forth as much making the hole larger.
  • Problems:
    • Still concerned about the strain on the servo and the chain and sprocket for drawbridge
  • Next Time:
    • Add team number and plexiglass to sides
    • Make sure the robot was labeled
    • Go over the complete checklist
    • Review engineering notebook
    • Pack up everything needed for the competition