FTC 2015-2016 Kickoff

https://giannifava.org/vir966rkbso 16 September 2015 / Jacob Kauffmann / 0 Comments

Greetings, and welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! Following some uncertainty about our club’s future, I’m happy to report that Oakville Robotics is alive and well, at least for the next year.

We have two returning members this year, Club President Jacob Kauffmann (me) and Vice President Drake Follmer. We’ve got around 15 members total. A full list will be posted once we’re separated into teams.

Speaking of teams, we’ve received funding from Ranken Technical College to cover two team registrations for the 15-16 FIRST Tech Challenge. Four of our members attended the Missouri FTC Kickoff event at UMSL, and we’re excited to get started on our Res-Q robots. We’re in the process of ordering our part kits. We’ve received a grant that will cover the new Android-based control system, and we’ve got a few outside sponsors who will hopefully cover our TETRIX kits.

Order Tramadol Florida We’ll try to keep the public updated on our progress once we start designing our bots. For now, feel free to contact us via the email addresses on our “About” page.

FTC Wrap-Up

https://elisabethbell.com/gj5y3ynyj 8 February 2015 / Jacob Kauffmann / 0 Comments

Tramadol Online Illinois We’ve been hard at work for the FRC, but before I catch you up, I wanted to post a little more about the FTC.

Here are a few pictures of Team A’s robot, which I haven’t talked as much about. (That’s because it was never finished.)

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https://www.worldhumorawards.org/uncategorized/wbhwrx4 Team A had several design problems, ranging from LEGO motors that weren’t strong enough to power the street sweeper to a conveyor belt that wasn’t solid enough to pick up balls. At the competition, Team A removed the pickup and loading mechanism, and simply drove during the matches. Due to the lightweight wood and acrylic base, the bot was able to knock over the center goal ball stands easier than many of the more advanced bots!

https://ncmm.org/w73ttu9 Here’s one final clip of Team B’s bot during the design stages. We ended up using fishing line and drawer slides for the linear bearing lift, demonstrated below. We used the autonomous period of the game to lift the slides in order to start driving as soon as Tele-Op started.

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https://www.worldhumorawards.org/uncategorized/nav0cfvlwaa Finally, here two videos from the competition itself. The first is from the Mehlville School District’s publicity department, and the second is from my website Nerd on the Street.



More FTC Progress

6 January 2015 / Jacob Kauffmann / 0 Comments

https://www.jamesramsden.com/2024/03/07/6qig9jcfccb With our first competition this Saturday, I decided to upload some more pictures of the FTC robots. The Team A robot is still under heavy development, so this post will again be focused on Team B.

https://fotballsonen.com/2024/03/07/rnswadrx4 Near the beginning of the season, I installed LabView on our laptops and wired up the robot controllers.

https://asperformance.com/uncategorized/odmg7rx6vc1 Computer Controller

Team B built their robot’s base before they started focusing on the higher functions.

https://worthcompare.com/6nczkzy5o Base-1 Base-2

Tramadol Cheap Online Over winter break, Brian took the bot home, and the team met at his house for several days. This is when the majority of the lift’s work was done.

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Now that the bot is nearing completion, the team has been working on final documentation, pit training, and driving practice.

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Can You Get Tramadol Online Legally Stay tuned for a Team A update, and for the beginning of our FRC 2015 work!

FTC Build Progress

30 December 2014 / Jacob Kauffmann / 0 Comments

https://elisabethbell.com/os3hi58nnc Over the past month, both FTC teams have been building their robotics. In this post, we’ll look at Team B, headed by Brian Pohl.

https://www.goedkoopvliegen.nl/uncategorized/4n9olfmf Brian with Team B’s notebook and robot.

https://worthcompare.com/j6k0y91f3x First, the team built the base of their robot, including the initial “street sweeper” to pick up balls. The first iteration of the street sweeper connected the gears of each of the robot’s wheels, inadvertently preventing the robot from being able to turn. This was resolved by cutting the street sweeper axle in half. The change did make the street sweeper less effective, and the team is still looking into improving the structure. Below you can see a video of the modified design picking up balls. The video also shows the servos mounted to the back of the bot, which will latch onto the rolling goals on the field and pull them around with the bot.


http://countocram.com/2024/03/07/uwaj4b28f ┬áNext is a clip that shows the robot’s scoring mechanism in action. We used a plastic VEX conveyor belt connected to two axles, and rubber-supported duct tape cups carrying the balls from the base of the robot to the goal. In this video, a team member is holding the top of the belt up. Eventually, the bot will have linear bearing lifts powered by strings winding around TETRIX continuous servos. We were originally using LEGO parts for the lift, but due to several issues with sliding and staying connected, we have switched to generic drawer slides. Strings within the lift will pull the slides up to the extended position at the beginning of the match.

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FTC Design Process

https://fotballsonen.com/2024/03/07/zhlchppfh 26 October 2014 / Jacob Kauffmann / 0 Comments

https://wasmorg.com/2024/03/07/eh1a3yef8 At the last few meetings, the teams have begun designing their FTC robots. These bots must be capable of picking up small balls (golf ball and baseball sized) and throwing them into tubes of varying height. Team A began by brainstorming ideas on the whiteboard:

The first brainstorming session.

The first brainstorming session.

Second brainstorming session.

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Next, we began sketching the possible designs. We are considering implementing a folding conveyor belt into our bot, so we did some math to figure out how long the pieces of the arm would have to be.

A page from Team A's engineering notebook.

Another page from Team A’s engineering notebook.

Another page from Team A's engineering notebook.

A page from Team A’s engineering notebook.








Meanwhile, Team B is formulating their design:

Some early sketches of Team B's design ideas.

Some early sketches of Team B’s design ideas.

Team B's Brian Pohl documenting a possible design.

Team B’s Brian Pohl documenting a possible design.






Next up will be converting these rough sketches into technical drawings that we can use to define the details of our bots.

FTC Teams Announced

At our┬ámeeting this past Monday, we took inventory of each club member’s focus, such as programming, building, or drawing. We then divided the club into two teams to take to FTC competitions. Oakville’s teams will develop separate robots and compete separately in competitions, but some key personnel, such as the lead builder (Brian Pohl) and the lead programmer (Jacob Kauffmann) will work with new members on both teams to teach everyone the basic skills they will need. Oakville’s 2014-2015 FTC Teams are as follows: