February 4, 2010
Hey guys, I am a Product Design Engineering student at Glasgow University / Glasgow School of Art, and we just got our project brief for this semester. In groups we have to make a multi-purpose vehicle that competes in a series of challenges, in a sort of 'Vehicle Olympics'. So, the challenges are:
1) Hill climb - 20m track up a steep hill. Simple time trial.
2) Tug of War - Vehicles will be tied back to back, on a Vaseline-covered area. First robot to get further, or out the ring wins
3) Rebound - Simple race across the studio, from one side, touching the wall and coming back to the start point.
4) Beauty Pageant - Each team has been given a word which their robot must convey, ours is 'Logical'
All we have been given is a GM2 Motor and some batteries, and we can't use metal or plastic for chassis building, but can be decorative, so cardboard and foamboard, etc.
Any help would be much appreciated and ask if you have any questions. Any suggestions for conveying Logic would help too ;) THANKS IN ADVANCE