Total solar eclipses have inspired wonder and awe throughout history, with the first known reference to an eclipse dating back about 5,000 years. But when the moon passes between Earth and the sun and darkens skies across the United States on Aug. 21, there will be one major difference between modern-day skywatchers and ancient cultures that witnessed the same celestial phenomenon: We’ll have much less fear…. Continue reading “Did You Know?”
We will be broadcasting on Facebook, the solar eclipse on August 21st. You can join in on our page: facebook.com/ftc6450. We will be working on our new design for our ShoBot, which will be finished by the eclipse. We will use this robot as a tripod to record the Facebook live. Hope you enjoy.
We had a great time at the Ohio State Fair presenting the robot and exploring around. We were able to reach out to about 3,500 people. Even raising a small amount of money in donations to go towards a new 3D printer. We had the chance to meet a small FLL team and an FRC team as well. Afterwards, we had a team picnic which included fishing. Although no fish were caught we still had a great time out there.
Wheels, Wheels, Wheels you need wheels in order to have a working robot. Without wheels how can you compete, how can you move? You can’t. So you have to wheels. There are 3 types of wheels you can use for FTC.
The first one is the standard Tetrix wheels
This wheel only goes forward and backward it has a high grip Neoprene rubber outer coating and its inside is made of a white Nylon. It is the most common wheel used in the first tech challenge.
The second wheel is an Omni wheel
Omni wheels or poly wheels, similar to mecanum wheels, are wheels with small discs around the circumference which are perpendicular to the turning direction. The effect is that the wheel can be driven with full force, but will also slide laterally with great ease. These wheels are often employed in holonomic drive systems. It is made of a white nylon plastic and a Neoprene black rubber. These may be used to ease the turning or to help the robot from tak9ng less damage when pushed from the sides.
The next wheel is a mecanum wheel
It is a conventional wheel with a series of rollers attached to its circumference. These rollers typically each have an axis of rotation at 45° to the plane of the wheel and at 45° to a line through the center of the roller parallel to the axis of rotation of the wheel. These wheels may be used to strafe or to drive sideways on the field fo quicker movement.
Today was the final day of the robotics summer camp. we started off the day with having the students type their entries that they wrote into the engineering notebook on google docs. after they finished with the last engineering course class, we had students call two organizations to set up outreach and Continue reading “Team 6450 JAGBOTS Summer Camp – Day 5”
Are you building a robot and you have run out of bronze bushing? Don’t be afraid we can help you fix that!
- Do you know what a bronze bushing is?
- Yes, move onto step 2.
- No, A bronze bushing is used to remove the gap between an axle and a channel, when you are trying to use axles. This is what they look like:
Thursday was the second to last day of robotics and we started the students out with an entry about the following day and what they have learned.
Once they have written their entries we started out with our engineering notebook class and we taught the student quick and easy tips to type in the engineering notebook. Continue reading “Team 6450 JAGBOTS Summer Camp Day 4”
June 14th was the third day of the summer camp. During the daily overview we worked on our engineering notebook entries. In engineering notebook class we learned how to design an engineering notebook, we learned how the colors of the notebook should be the team colors too.
Continue reading “Team 6450 JAGBOTS Summer Camp Day 3”
You were just building your robot and you ran out of axle hubs! This is a big problem. Follow the steps below to fix this.
- Do you know what an axle hub is?
- Yes, move onto step 2.
- No, Axle hubs allow you to mount other items such as gears straight to an axle. This is what they look like:
So, rookie teams you want to become a good builder? Well just read this and you will become a better builder in no time. Here are a few tips to build:
- Make sure you and the other builders get along so you can work better.
- Ask for help from the other builders so you make sure you are doing what you need to do, also ask if the others need help when you are done with your part.
- Work together, the more you work together, the faster you get done.
Now those are just a few tips, I really hope this helps!