Sunday, June 14, 2009


So we got the drivetrain chain to a proper tension and now I am putting a few different bodies on it. They do different things, but eventually I would like to get multiple end effectors on at the same time. The machine is 12V sealed so I can store it sideways on the bot, then attach any 'tops' to it. It drives well and last about 25 minutes with no top plate/ end effectors, but the more motor usage per minute take more amps away quicker (well torqued motors w/ gearbox). This coupled with a slow recharge rate for the battery leaves me no choice but to bring extra batteries to future competitions!

This week, I need to rewire some low gaged wires to some better soldered 12-14 gauge....... After I grade the final exams from those wonderful students of mine. Priorities?