Team 4404 has begun building their chassis. With a wide body fit, we plan on using a form of a tank-styled drive. We also began installing our electronics on our wood board for testing.
tehetti: February 11th, 2014 Took apart the intake today after finding out if it functioned in order to lighten the arms. The gearbox for the catapult has some issues, and the bumpers are being built.
February 10th, 2014 Completed the final frame today! Mounted the catapult which has some issues and the intake which is somewhat tested. Working out some bugs with the gearbox and catapult arm, while the intake remains unfinished but functional. Meow.
February 7th, 2014 Set up both sides of the intake arms, and got the actual arm built! The second prototype of the catapult was mounted to the chassis. We’re finally seeing the end-stages of the robot!
January 30th, 2014 After finding out the perimeter of the chassis was 128”, 16” over the limit, we trimmed the perimeter down and cut some corners on the chassis. Attached the aluminum boards as well, looks nice!
January 20th, 2014 Detached the catapult, which we reduced to 2 surgical tubes. Result: 14’ at 7’ high. Ruined both surgical tubes January 24th, 2014 Ran the chassis by itself for the first time. The run ended up cracking the plexiglass, so we’ve upgraded it to aluminum sheets
January 18th, 2014 Figured that 3 surgical tubes were sufficient to launch the ball. Result: 12’ launch at 6’6” high
January 17th, 2014 Finished the chassis, attached the frame prototype of the chassis. Laid down plexiglass boards for the electronics (which ended up being destroyed in the first run)