Day #35 – 2/08/2014

[Lab Opening Time: 9:00 AM]



Work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely-conceived prototype of the robot.

According to the members of the mech team, the prototype is now 60 percent less shadier. They obtained CNC-routered side pannels, and a routered’ funnel. All that has to be done is assembly.

In the electrical department, they finished wiring power to the talons. Members got the power mostly routed for the CRIO modules and sidecar.They also started wiring in-between the solenoids and the relay-out on the CRIO. This task wasn’t finished, but will be continued tomorrow.

Far more experienced members and Mr. Black almost finished welding h-frames.

Machining of some “intake actuator clamping mounts” (pictured below) began.

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In the CAD department, members looked through pneumatic cylinder cad models for intake. They determined that we need a 3-inch stroke back-to-back with a 2-inch stroke for a total of 5 inches of stroke. This lets us stop either 3 inches or 5 inches in.