Prototyping

By January 6, 2014FRC 2014

Today a small group of robotics members met today at the hack factory to prototype chair ideas. we found a stretchy cloth material and then constructed two y shaped frames to hold the cloth between.

y-frames model

We tested scooping, launching, and catching. We found that the cloth creates a better scoop because it gets lower to the ground than the chair. We found that when launching a lot of force is need to launch the ball from the frame to a goal. When catching we found that we will need to allow for some give in the mechanics of the frame so that the force from catching the ball is dissipated. with the rigid wooden frame part of it broke and so future constructions will have to be made out of metal with rubber or elastic spacing to allow for motion between the connection of the frame.

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