We began our year with Bot Battle as a way to introduce underclassmen to both members of the club and the robotics fundamentals we work with. Partnering with the Innovation Co-Lab, we prepared kits, held office hours, and led workshops covering topics from controls to Arduino basics. In the final tournament, each robot fought in rounds [...]
Mechanical design completed. We are assembling the pressure hulls and frame now. The Computer Vision team (see picture) has developed a prototype system for the first task. Electrical has finished designing and ordering all components.
The subsystem teams are virtually finished with the design phase of the RoboSub. Next comes the challenging phase of fleshing out the implementation details of messaging protocols, powering components, and machining parts to assemble and build the sub. We need to think of a name for this robot. Ideas?
The electrical and mechanical subsystem teams have planned out the full high-level design of the AUVSI last week. This week, we are planning the details of implementation. Eventually, a software team will branch off the electrical team, but the teams must work together to establish a robust architecture before proceeding to break off into two [...]
The laser-cut acrylic capsule and aluminum endcaps have been assembled into a water-tight system. We have tested several of the capsules and the double O-ring seals work quite well. On the hardware electrical side, we're working on programming the motor controllers, and they should be ready to go soon. Mark (testing lead) executing a capsule [...]