This week we'll have
our usual two meetings, on Wednesday 3/5 from 7-9 pm in Franz 214,
andThursday 3/6 from 7-9 pm in Shiley 319. Also a friendly
reminder that next week is Spring Break! We will not be having meetings over
break, though there is the possibility of scheduling one for the returning Sunday (the 16th
of March) if people are interested.
Just a reminder: if
you plan on coming, please bring laptops! There is limited
computer access, especially in Franz, and as we are in our Part Spec and CAD
phase, we want to have as many people doing research as possible.
Get psyched! We've
made great progress on our robot, and are just about done with preliminary CAD
models. For the next few weeks, and through Spring Break, we will be starting
part spec, where we actually find the parts to fit our design as closely as possible.
This week we will have
our normal meetings on Wednesday, 2/26 from 7-9 pm in Franz 214, and
Thursday, 2/27 from 7-9 pm in Shiley 319.
Also, in case you felt
the need to get PSafe driver training:
Safety has scheduled a Safe Driver Training for March 4th at
5pm in Buckley Auditorium. The training will take about one hour. There
is no need to RSVP, just show up by 5 PM and make sure to write your name on
the sign-in sheet. Please bring a completed Driver Information Form unless you have
already turned one in to us.
Hello Robotics Club Members!
This week we will have our regular two meetings: on Wednesday, 2/19 from 7-9 pm in Franz 214, and Thursday 2/20 from 7-9 pm in Shiley 319.
With the subsystems designed and 99% combined, it is time to turn our attention to source documentation. That is, we need to have an explanation for every design decision we have made since the beginning of the year. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to start coming to meetings at this point to get acquainted with the robot's design!
We are having our two meetings as usual this week, on Wednesday, 2/12 from 7-9 pm in Franz 214 and on Thursday 2/13 from 7-9 pm in Shiley 319. We will continue to refine the subsystem designs, and when they are done to satisfaction, we will move on to our next scheduled item.
Sunday was a great success, thanks to everyone who stopped by. Many of us put in a 12-hour day (minus a break for the superbowl) and because of that, we have the "big picture" design basically complete, and even have a head start on the driving subsystems.
This week, we have two meetings as usual. Our general meeting is on Wednesday 2/5, from 7-9 pm in Franz 214. Our technical meeting is on Thursday 2/6 from 7-9 pm in Shiley 319.
This week (and next) we will be designing and combining subsystems. This means that two weeks from now, we need to have filled in the details of our current design. Come help us do so at the meetings on wednesday and thursday.
Hello all, and welcome back from break!
I hope you had a good first week back, and that now you are successfully settled in, it's time to re-focus on robotics!
This semester, we will normally have two meetings per week, on Wednesday night, 7-9 pm in Franz 214, and Thursday night, 7-9 pm in Shiley 319.
Thursday, 7-9 pm in Shiley 319, we will have our first meeting of the semester! Here's an ultra-brief rundown of where we are and what we need to do:
Last semester we roughly designed the robot we plan on sending to NASA's competition in spring of 2015. We listed the major parts, and we did a LOT of sketches.
This semester we need to take the rough designs we have and turn them into designs we can make into reality. The ME students will work on designing the parts we need to fabricate. The CS and EE students will work on the automation of the robot. Already we have various sensors which we need to test and experiment with.
On Thursday we will discuss this in more detail, and begin design work in groups.
See you then!
This week is our last
week of meetings for the semester, and we know you need to study, so it will be
a light week.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 12/3 at
7-9 pm in Shiley 101 we will have our general meeting, where we
will continue to design the excavator part of our robot, with the goal of
having it done when we come back from break. In addition, we will have the VEX
kits out to tinker with, to aid design. We will continue to have the VEX robots
at every meeting from now on.
12/4 at 7-9 pm in
Shiley 206 we will have a more
relaxed and fun meeting, we will be playing with robots and the new sensors we
have. Fun projects are encouraged. Think of this as a study-break to come and
Next semester may seem
far away, but we would like to get a head start on it! head over to the when2meet and
put in when you are most available in an average week next semester. We will
base our meeting times on your input so don't forget.
Finally, remember: There will be no meetings next week!
See you tomorrow!
This week is a bit abnormal. The meeting on Tuesday 11/26 will be in Shiley 101 from 7-8 pm (instead of our usual 7-9 pm), and there will be no meeting on Wednesday.
Tuesday's meeting will be a contiuation of last week, we will be designing the bucket part of the robot, so bring any ideas you have to the meeting.
Have a great Thanksgiving, and I'll see you tomorrow.
Last Week we made good progress with our single-robot
design, and so this week we will be trying to lock down the design for the
triple-robot. We will start with the bucket wheel.
We will have our usual
meetings, a general robotics meeting on Tuesday(tomorrow) 11/19 at 7-9 pm in Shiley 101, and our Technical meeting onWednesday, 11/20 at 7-9 pm in Shiley 206. Come prepared to work with us on figuring out
the specific designs we will be prototyping next year!
Last week we completed our weighted design
document, eventually deciding to combine it back into one document instead of
having electro-mechanical and control weights. The document evaluates the two
designs we are considering: A single robot design, and a triple-robot design.
According to the design document, both these designs score 631 points, so no
conclusion has been reached.
On TUESDAY (tomorrow), 11/12 at 7-9 pm in Shiley 101, We will have our regular meeting, and be
revisiting that document, and completing a write-up which describes our
reasoning for the weights and categories.
ALSO, we have finally
received our VEX robot kits for outreach demonstrations. These need assembly!
So we will be playing with those tomorrow as well.
11/13 at 7-9 pm in
Shiley 206, we have a
presenter. Ross Hatton is giving a presentation to the robotics club about
OSU’s robotics graduate program.
See you tomorrow!