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Kicker Testing

Kicker testing continued today, after a series of mishaps with the arm last night.  We found that we could shoot well from midfield and poorly from either extreme with the current configuration.

We milled the kicker plate down by 1/8″ from it’s already shortened state to make it a total of 5/16″ shorter than designed.  With the new length we can now shoot extremely repeatably from midfield, well from anywhere in the far zone, and well from the back third of the home zone. 

Videos below demonstrate the kicker at various positions on the field. Any variations in kick distance are due to varying air pressure of the balls.
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Position 0: 13 Encoder Counts
Position 1: 16 Counts
Position 2: 18 Counts
Position 3: 23 Counts

Robot Shipped

As of 2:00 PM today the robot was delivered to drayage and confirmation of shipment has been sent to FIRST.

Finished Parts

Here’s a picture of everything  completed so far (Minus gearbox plates and sprockets, which are out to anodize, and frames).

Manufacturing Progress

After almost 18 hours of machining the last two days we completed the first operation on all 70 wheels.  We began the second operation and now have 20 completed wheels.  The rest should be completed in ~3.5 hours tomorrow.  We also began making wheel and gearbox spacers.

Manufacturing Progress

Today we finished the first operation on all 140 bearing housings. We began machining the backsides of them and expect to be finished tomorrow evening or early Friday, at which point we will begin machining wheels.