Today the build and programming teams broke down into groups. Divide & Conquer!
We have decided to modify our “conveyor-belt with hooks” mechanism for our robot. We discussed our design with our mentors and realized that our hooks would probably give way under our robot’s weight. Our idea incorporates a telescoping arm with two different parts. We have hooks now that will actually “hook” opposed to simply “leaning” on the bar. The hook group is currently prototyping a different type of hook. They want to explore the idea of spring-loaded hooks. This requires us to rethink dimensions for our robot’s chassis. In terms of powering the telescoping arm, we might not want a pneumatics system but a mechanical solution instead as we believe our pneumatics system to be not that reliable. As the build groups shift their focus, the two programming groups are focusing on a new layout of the electronics board and testing pseudo drive code that new programming members coded.