Day 50: Photon Does Things and Intake Reliability Upgrade

 Photon Update

Today we got software set up on Photon to amp, climb and subwoofer. We realized that the original gearing on the arm was too low and that the arm would not be able to support the robot enough to stay up on the chain for 5 seconds. To solve this, we changed the gearing and we were able to stay up after being disabled. 

We have plans to get a podium shot and a limelight mounted on the robot before our second district event.

Intake Updates:

After breaking our Intake yesterday and much discussion, we decided to re-inforce it with 0.090” aluminum and raise the leading edge to avoid it hitting the bottom of the truss.

Source: Spectrum