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Approaching the autonomous tetrahedron ( week 7 )

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So to program the robot so is able to pick up the tetrahedrons by itself we have to literally just change the codes. To do that we have to figure out which codes to use as well as figure out the right timing for the robot to move and lift up the arm. We also need to figure out how to code the arm so it goes up automatically.












Fixing our mistakes. (week 6)

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We have now removed the medium gears for large ones and moved the large gears down on the arm to make sure it fits. We can now move the arm again and are ready to program. I believe we should be able to complete the challenge by next class.


We messed up the arm! (week 6)

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In trying to meet the parameters of 18x18 i replaced my large gears for medium gears. While the robot meets the parameters now, the arm cannot move. I didn't think about this before but by removing the large gears there is no place to slide the second axle that forces the arm up. Back to the drawing board.

Re- adjusting the program ( week 5 )

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So we had to make the arm go up and make it stay up so we had to re program the arm. So what we did was change one of the codes from zero to twenty and that kept the arm staying up. Because of this we were able to put the tetrahedron onto the pyramid.

Programming the arm (week 5)

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Today we were working on programming the arm its self. The codes weren't that hard after we figured it out. It was simple we added another motor and its basically like programming the wheels but instead with the arm you have to choose which bottom you wan to place it on and chance the speed in which the arm is going to be moving on.

starting the arm (week 4)

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To figure out how to do the arm we had to came up with the right measurements of the tubes that we had to use. It couldn't be to heavy or else the robot would fall over because of the way of the extended arm. We came up with putting a 30 for the long arm and attaching a small hook in the end of a tube. We attached a motor to the arm so it could power it. All we have to do is program it and test it out.