2010 Build Season Update: Week 3 Activities

The Drive Train Team completed a prototype. It was able to travel across the playing field, including maneuvering over bumps. Following drive train testing, students welded together the final robot frame and installed the wheels and motor. The corner wheels are mecanum wheels. As well as moving forward and backward like conventional wheels, they allow sideways movement by spinning wheels on the front and rear axles in opposite directions.

The Design Team completed the CAD robot design. They are now working on drawings for specific parts that will need machining.

The Programming Team started work on the robot’s “camera eye.” The “eye” will focus on targets centered over the goals. This will help steer the robot when it is in autonomous mode.

Other student teams built a model field for testing the robot and designed this year’s logo.