This week, the mechanical team created an operating ball-shooting prototype. The shooter required time and precision construction, and we are quite pleased with the results.

Shooter up-close:


Shooter from a distance:

They also created the chassis based on ideas of how to traverse the barrier. A concept for a device to cross the bridges has also been produced.

Building the Chassis


Prototype for traversing the barrier:


The programming team, now generally familiar with robot programming, completed driving code that runs on the lunacy robot using this year’s C-RIO and software, as well as the xbox controller. They created a C++ class to simplify usage of the xbox controller. We have also been assigned the task of creating code to test the shooting prototype.

We are optimistic that all of this will come together and create a robot as effective as we want it to be, and we are working hard to accomplish that goal.