Tuesday, December 4, 2007


The team just finished our last week of classes and finals and presented our progress report to the review board, our project sponsor, and our advisor. With six perfectionists working together, the preparation was masochistic at times, but at game time, the team felt rock solid on both our progress and the presentation. Luckily the review board agreed, and we received great feedback from everyone involved, with respect to the technical aspects of the project, the management and project planning, and the presentation.

Looking forward to the next term, we're excited but remain apprehensive about the aggressive schedule required to have the robot fabricated for testing in mid February. If all goes as planned, we can achieve this goal but if there's one thing we've learned in the course of studying engineering it's that Murphy's law has a nasty habit of holding true at inopportune moments.

The flip side of this is that it will keep the project fun, so stay tuned as we prepare for an interesting ride.

Posts will be intermittent until the winter term begins in January.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Pro/E Renderings

Here are a few pictures of subassemblies of the robot. Click on any of the pictures for a larger view. Yes, it's 2:00 am on a Saturday...

Full Chassis

Symmetric Half Chassis

Chassis - Left Side

Central Pivot Joint - Exploded view

Pivot Joint assembled

Wheel - Hub - Gearbox - Motor

Hub - Exploded View

Hub - Transparent