Thursday, January 16, 2014

Week 2 - PhyXTgears Build Season Progress

January 16th 2014 we began building prototypes and parts of the Aerial Assist arena.

We built the low goals to test our kicking prototype for the robot.

This is the kicking mechanism we had come up with.

Constructing The chassy for the robot.

Small weekly chores:
-Lots of CAD drawings
-Lots of videos/interviews
-Lots of progress with the robot design

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Week 1 - Aerial Assist Robot Build

On January 4th, 2014 we found what our new challenge would be -- Aerial Assist! We spent the rest of that day reading through the manual trying to get a good grasp of the game rules, possible strategies, and what type of robot we might like to build. Just as we were getting inspired to start working--- a snowstorm hit. After being delayed a few days, we started build season week 1.

Highlights from Week 1:

- Sloppy Joe's for lunch  on Saturday
- Good progress on the game field
- Good progress on the prototype