We’re on to Week 3 of build season! The members of Vault 6936 have progressed in many ways furthered by each team.
The Build team has prototyped different types of arm mechanisms. They have learned that a self stabilizing arm would not reach out of the frame perimeter to successfully pick up cargo and hatches from the ground. Build team also experimented on methods of moving the arm such as mockup linear actuators and pulley systems. We decided on which linear actuator to use and are still working through the kinks on the jackscrew method for climbing the robot at the end game.
The Business team received quote for team shirts, ordered parts for the robot and continues to manage the team budget. Four team members went to Altamira Technologies and did a presentation and answered questions from the CEO, Vice President and STEM directors. Altamira is committed to sponsoring our team and will reveal the sponsorship level in the next couple of weeks! We are hoping for a new long term partnership with Altamira. Business team also finished the revised button design for the new season and started making buttons.
The CAD team worked out geometry and physics pertaining to the arm mechanism and the payloads as well as iterating the jackscrew designs and beginning work on electrical and bumper systems.
The Programming Team experimented with distance sensors, iterative mechanism drive, and discussed mecanum physics.