Category: Building

127X Build Update

127X is almost ready to reveal its latest robot. Here is its robot from September:

December 5th Willis Junior High Tournament

The 127A and 127B teams were both successful on December 5th, winning Tournament Champion. Both teams were happy to collaborate with 2114B for a win at a very competitive regional tournament.

Free Robotics Clinic

127X Build Update (2/24/14)

The first issue addressed was the inconsistency of hanging. The hanging mechanism, when locked, would rotate on the screws used to mount it to the lift. By using delrin bearings instead of spacers, we were able to create a far

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127X Build Update (2/19/14)

The final step in order to reach our goals for our robot this competition is to create a high hang system. The current design for reaching the hanging bar is a hook that is pulled taught when the arm rises.

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127X Build Update (2/18/14)

Following the mounting of the arm, the intake and table were then created and mounted. The intake was created on c channels that flip down from the robot at the start of the match. The motor was then chained to

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127X Build Update (2/17/14)

After the CAD model was finished, we then moved on to robot assembly. We began by building the x-drive. As we were running low on aluminum, all the parts needed to be carefully measured and assembled as shown below. Once

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127X Build Update (1/31/14)

Today we added some more bracing to the catapult and ran the wires/tubing up the scissor lift. We had to move the Cortex and power expander in order to make room for the pistons. This messed-up our wiring quite a

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127X Build Update (1/30/14)

Today we built our prototype into the the robot and made it into a feasible component. With better build quality and a full reservoir, the catapult was able to launch halfway across the field. The catapult starts at a 45

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127X Build Update (1/29/14)

Today, we finished our exploration and decided to pursue a forward catapult. It requires the least range of motion and should be able to get the most force out of the pneumatic pistons. It also should be easier to implement

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