1.6 second minibot. Oh yeah

•April 4, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Double redundant on and off switched. 2.65 lbs.  Sheet metal frame. And bottom bumper made from pool noodle. (hope that noodle bumpet is legal)

Here is our minibot

•March 29, 2011 • Leave a Comment

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About 3 seconds. Woo hoo

The practice bot is running

•March 23, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Oak programmed the joysticks to drive.  It was awesome to see.  Rich, Oak and  Duke all got to drive.  We still had some issues with jumping while we turn, but Oak has an idea about how to turn to reduce the jumping.  Only use the wheels on one side to turn so that the other side can free wheel.  We are curious if we replaced wheels that are on opposite corners with the simple omni wheels if the jumping would go away and we would still have a good bit of friction for resisting a push.

 Duke also got the power cart set up.  They work perfect under the robot.

Lastly Rich was able to get the minibot magnets figured out, the motors partially done and installed on the minibot chassis.  We still need a way to mod the minibot motor shaft.  That might be what we try to do this weekend.

Check out this robot

•March 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Robot pics prior to ship

•March 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

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Robot pics prior to ship

The news coverage of the Trenton FRC regionals

•March 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=7978608

We may need to redesign out Minibot

•March 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Check out this minibot design

https://s-hphotos-snc6.fbcdn.net/199243_196754973675995_100000244802983_676514_4548565_n.jpg

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5ifKPBpDCc