Omni-directional Platform for Ohio State robot contest
Its time for another robot contest! This one is for my Fundamentals of Engineering Honors class at Ohio State. We have been assigned teams of four, and I am the main builder for my team. You can check out the attached video for the course and our finished chassis. Things will change as we add tools, and we may laser cut a final version of the chassis if we have room in the budget. I’ll add videos periodically as we update our robot.
The new video shows a test run for one of our performance tests. This is not a complete run, it still needs to push the button and deposit the scoop. Hopefully in two weeks or so (after spring break) we'll have a complete path programed.
I am also considering replacing the linkages with a mechanism that uses stretchy bands to hold the wheels in position. By holding them tight against the side of the chassis it should help it drive in a straight line better.
**Competition was this Saturday. Out of 74 robots we made it to the final 16, then got out because our VEX motor was starting to die (it was the discontinued 269 motor, so there were no replacements)
We also got 1st place best engineered and 3rd place most innovative
Final presentation with some details of our final design: http://slides.com/carterhurd/feh-2014