2014-01-17 Friday Build Notes

  • We’ve done more work on the low goal: mounting hinges and connecting sides to each other. We’ve had a bit of trouble figuring out how the sides fit together, however.
  • We’ve discussed various ways of winding up and releasing the catapult: besides the Choo-choo design, Christian started prototyping a design involving two worm motors and a pneumatic. This transmission is a two speed with worm drive that engages with pneumatics.
  • Classmate was configured and connected. The control system is now working, sans joysticks. We were able to receive video from the axis on the classmate and power a motor in autonomous.