Engineering Notebook – 12/13/2018

Attendance:

Alex, Charles, Cameron, Drew and Zach

 

Goals:  

  • To get the linear lift to a point where it can pick up the robot
  • To fix the speed of the motor that extends the XRail
  • To fix the problem with the motor that rotates the XRail not being strong enough to hold the weight of the fully extended XRail
  • Add a bar to the back of the robot to stop the XRail from slamming into the ground

Meeting Notes

  • To get the linear lift to a point where it can pick up the robot
    • Status: Complete
      • We have gotten the XRail to a point where it can pick up the robot successfully
        • The reason it was unable to work earlier was because the transmission of the previous motor was bad

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  • To fix the speed of the motor that extends the XRail
    • Status: Impossible
      • It is impossible to change the speed of the motor without making it go above 100% power
  • To fix the problem with the motor that rotates the XRail not being strong enough to hold the weight of the fully extended XRail
    • Status: Incomplete
      • We tried to use counterweights to balance the weight from the fully extended XRail but the counter weights were not heavy enough and te XRail continued to sink
  • Add a bar to the back of the robot to stop the XRail from slamming into the ground
    • Status: Undecided
      • Although we decided last meeting to add a bar to the back of the robot, we were undecided at the start of this meeting we figured that we would use the space for something else
  • List of issues to fix

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