Today we decided to step back and re-evaluate our kickoff design and strategy, resulting in a scrap of our previous design. For the rest of the day we completed various projects and began a couple new ones.
|We decided on an 8 wheel drive train using 200mm pneumatic wheels.|
Deciding that the rock wall and moat were the most important defenses regarding the drive train, we used CAD to find the best wheel placements to cross them.
|CAD drawing of the current drive train rails, which we will test later.|
Anticipating a lot of strain on our drive wheel axles, we plan to test a 1114 Simbotics style wheel axle support system soon.
|After the strategy discussion, we started testing possible shooters.|
Because we want to avoid the ball’s spin inhibiting its trajectory during shooting, we decided to begin with a side-to-side shooter instead of a fly-wheel shooter.
|Finally finished off the last defense, the rough terrain.|
After many mistakes and distractions, we managed to complete our last defense in the closing moments of the day.
“Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.” – Bernard Williams