CHASSIS: We gave the chassis metal to our mentor Jimmy.
ARM: We are deciding between a four bar linkage and a scissor lift.
CLAW: Finalized basic claw design involving surgical tubing and wheels
MINIBOT: Prototyping design and deployment, perhaps using drawer slides
PROGRAMMING: Programming drivetrain and discussing controller designs
ANIMATION: Still working, still frustrating, but making progress.
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Yesterday, Jimmy said that our scissor lift would take a lot of machining and work, so we reconsidered the four-bar linkage. A group made the dimensions for the four-bar linkage so we can put it into CAD.
One minibot group learned how to solder and wired a light switch, while another worked on the “sliding drawer” idea for deployment.
Animation continued as usual, and some Animation people watched tutorial videos.
Programming was planning to hook up Will-Da-Beast, last year’s robot, and drive him, but Mimi the Classmate got the flu (a virus!) and we now have to re-image Mimi and we’re making a back-up computer as well.