Meeting Log October 20, 2018
By Charlotte, Kenna, Janavi, Ethan, Arjun, Justin, and Abhi
Meeting Log October 20, 2018
Juggling the minerals
Today's Meet Objectives
Our first scrimmage is next weekend, so we need to complete our chassis and some sort of intake system. Every member needs to take on their own portion of the robot so we can divide and conquer to end today's meeting with a working robot.
Today's Meet Log
Mini-Mech chassis build
Finally, we have a chassis. We used small mechanum wheels and a small rectangular frame which is very unusual for Iron Reign with our history of 18 in x 18 in robots. The chassis that Janavi build last weekend during the outreach event was a square, but we needed to make it rectangular to make room for motors. See more on mini-mech at (E-42, Mini Mechanum Chassis).
Linear slide build
Janavi and Justin worked on the linear slides that Janavi has been working on for a few weeks. Before, we had tested and mounted the slide to an existing chassis, but there were some improvements to be made. They changed the length of the linear slide from using 18 in rails to 12 in rails and added stops so that the slide don't slide out of each other. They also strung the slides so that they can extend and retract depending on the direction of rotation of the wheels.
Janavi, Justin, and some slides
Arjun worked with a few members from Iron Star and Iron Core so that they could start programs for the robots they have been working on. A few weeks ago, Abhi gave them an introduction to coding, but Arjun helped them from the very beginning of making a new project and writing their first lines of code. Iron Reign has been utilizing GitHub for many years and we have found it very helpful, so we helped the other teams set up their own GitHub repositories and taught them how to use it.
Arjun and the phone mount
Teaching freshmen GitHub
Intake system build
Ethan and Abhi worked on our intake system. We are using silicone mats for kitchen counters to launch field elements into our intake system. The minerals then are filtered through 3 bars, each space by 68 mm so that balls roll over and cubes fall in. They completed the intake mechanism, but their greatest challenge is fine tuning the sorting bars and finding a way to mount it onto the chassis. Eventually, we wish to make the system pivotable, but for now we mounted it to the chassis so that it is stationary. Details about this intake system can be found at (E-44, Intake Update).
Intake mechanism with red silicon mats
Today's Member Work Log
|Team Members||Task||Start Time||Duration
|Charlotte||Blog and organization||2:00||4 hrs|
|Ethan||Working on blog and intake build||2:00||4 hrs|
|Kenna||Robot build||2:00||4 hrs|
|Janavi||Linear slide and chassis build||2:00||4 hrs|
|Arjun||Build and mentoring||2:00||4 hrs|
|Karina||Robot Build||2:00||4 hrs|
|Abhi||Intake Build||2:00||4 hrs|