Day #27 – 1/29/15 – Robot Frame Layout

Lab Opening time: 1:30pm

Today, manufacturing of the actual robot frame began. We started out by cutting the diamond pattern on the base plate. This operation alone took an hour and half to complete because we were running the part on the techno router and had to constantly keep spraying the bit with coolant.

Roupen de-buring the base plate
Roupen de-buring the base plate
Claire was in charge of making sure the base plate had enough coolant.
Claire was in charge of making sure the base plate had enough coolant.

After the base plate,  manufacturing on the battery box took place and all that is left is to weld the sides of the  battery box together. Thanks to Mika and Alexander Luke for cutting all of the material for the robot frame.

Machined parts for the battery box. Some assembly required.
Machined parts for the battery box. Some assembly required.

Joshua, Meet, and Leo worked of the CAD model of the intake rollers for the back of the robot and on the pneumatics for the autocanners.

Prototype of the intake rollers.
Prototype of the intake rollers.
CAD model of the intake rollers.
CAD model of the intake rollers.
CAD model of the autocanners.
CAD model of the autocanners.

Shay and Cynthia continued to make minor changes to the frame and on finalizing the design of the elevator.

Layout of robot frame.
Layout of robot frame.

Alexander Luke and Devon worked on getting Snapdragon working to take to the Lincoln Elementary school science fair tomorrow. As it turns out, the compressor on Snapdragon was not working and needed to be fixed before tomorrow’s demonstration.

The lathe team finished making the shafts for the swerve module and worked on some spacers that will be used for various parts of the robot.

Lab closing time: 10:00pm