Friday, May 4, 2012
The final setup looks like this:
Finally, we have been very busy putting the finishing touches and repairs on our robotic arm, SASHA 6.0, and have been working on a tentative project, SASHA 7.0. SASHA 6.0 will soon be equipped with the same Skype video chatting technology implemented on SASHA 5.2. Stay tuned for more updates on this!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The NASA project is where we will attach a camera onto a camera stand which we installed onto the top of our old vex robot, SASHA 5.2. This new robot is SASHA 6.1 and it is going to be used as our NASA rover. This is a very advanced project that will take a while to establish and place the camera stand ou top of our robot.
After we esemble the camera stand on top of the robot, we will use a phone as our camera. The phone will have Skype turned on so it can show us everything that is going on in front of our Mars rover. We'll have a computer turned on so we can see whatever the rover sees from our computer. We can even direction the rover without being right next to it if we have the camera attached, just like they do with.the actual Mars rover. The only difference will be that ours us not as advanced as theirs.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Our first robotic arm is finished. We completed the arm and it is fully functional aside from one converter which was overloaded and quickly replaced. The robotic arm is open to improvements, but currently it is in testing phase so that we can determine where these improvements will be.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The basic layout of the arena starts with the cardboard base. Each base is raised about six inches and has several holes in it for columns on which the "mines" (or balls) will be placed. There are a total of four platform, connected by wooden bridges making it challenging to get around. There is one platform, the entrance platform, which does not have any holes on it. It is purely for the purpose of entering the arena and navigating around it.
The structure looks like this: