CAMS ROBOTICS TEAM

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Nov 2, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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CAMS ROBOTICS TEAM

NERD HERD : TEAM 687

BUILD



Chair l Thuan Doan

Build Overview


Competition


VEX Robotics
Competition (VRC)


FIRST Tech
Challenge (FTC)


FIRST Robotics
Challenge (FRC)


What will buildies be doing?


Learning how to design, build, program,
and test a competitive robot



CAD



Machining


Working with motors, pneumatics,
machines, electrical components,
programming code


*NOTE*
Experience is
NOT

necessary


FRC Build Sub Teams



Build sub
-
teams include


Strategy


Articulation


Drive


Electrical


Programming


SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Systems Engineers l Pat Capulong and Chani Martin

What do we do?


coordinate the work of the other leaders,
each of whom is an expert on one part of
the robot


coordinate the tasks involved in following
the waterfall model


create and maintain documentation to
ensure effective planning and execution


ensure that the team and the robot
function efficiently and securely


STRATEGY


Director l Kevin Hsu

Robots


Robots come in all different shapes,
sizes, speeds, weights, looks,


… and even genders


Analyze the task you want to
accomplish


Choose the design that will be best for
each game


FRC 2010 Game Breakaway


Choose the best:


Drive system


Gearing


Try


Omni


Reading


Swerve


This


Articulation


Elastic


Pneumatic




Size


Shape


Holonomic


Big or small


Thuan


Speed


Fast


Slow


Center of Gravity

VEX 2010 Game: Round Up


Some things to consider:


Drive Speed


Light and fast


Slow and heavy


Articulation


Arm


4
-
bar linkage


Gearing?


Also, game mechanics:


What to focus on


Where to score


Choose what’s best to
do based on situation


Alliances


Robotics is a team sport






Games are usually played with
alliances of 2 or 3 robots


Be on the lookout for good teams,
(but be nice to everyone)

Ending Message






Btw

my name’s Kevin. I’ll be analyzing
these games in excruciating detail to
help you guys come up with the
design best suited for each.


ARTICULATION

Leader l Vincent Kee

What is an articulation system?


Whatever manipulates the game pieces
or lifts the entire robot



Everything on the bot besides drive base,
electronics



Arms, claws, kickers, intake rollers,
vacuum, elevators, baskets, hangers, etc.


What does articulation do?


Sketch, CAD, Prototype, and Machine
Designs


Calculate Mechanical Advantage to
find optimal gear ratios for motors


Work with Pneumatics and other cool
stuff


If you don't know how to do any of
this,
DON’T WORRY
, you will learn a LOT
during the season!


DRIVE

Leader l Lauren Froschauer and Michelle Gonzalez

Who are we?


Drive Team is responsible for the drive
system of the 2010
-
2011 FRC Robot



We work closely with all other sub
-
teams


What’s a drive system?



A drive system is the maneuverable
platform on which the articulation is built



Many different types of drive systems are
in existence


Types of Drive Systems


Four Wheel Drive


Six Wheel Drive


Tank Drive


Mecanum Drive


Omni Drive


Crab Drive


Ball Drive ;)


What do we do?


Learn about the different types of drive
systems


Decide which type of DS (listed/not listed)
is best suited for the 2010
-
2011 FRC Game


Design, CAD, and build the FRC DS


Machine the drive system


Use calculations to help design


Motor Design Calculator

ELECTRICAL

Leader l Isabel Lally

What does electrical do?



Basic robotic training



Learn about and use electrical
components



Learn and use electrical skills



Design and create an electrical board for
the FRC robot



Without us, the robot wouldn’t move


Electrical Components



Examples


Power Distribution
Board


Digital Sidecar


Motor Controllers


Jaguar


Victor


Electrical Skills



Examples


Cutting and Stripping Wire


Crimping


Soldering


PROGRAMMING

THE HEART AND SOUL OF ROBOTS

Leader l Mathew Francis
-
Landau

What do we do?


Subteam

on FRC


Debug a wide variety of problems


Main platform is
LabVIEW


Teach new members how to program,
using the VEX platform


Depending on a teams requirements, a
team can chose between
easyC

and
robotC


VEX


Autonomous period
is worth 10 points,
twice as much as
last year.


We want every team
to have a least a few
members that can
make the full
autonomous
program for their
robot.


FRC


For the FRC robot
our main platform
programming
platform is
LabVIEW


LabVIEW

is
designed for
continuous data
processing that is
required by
control system


Theories of Control


PID (proportional

integral

derivative)


close loop control system used to cancel
out error


Was used with the kicker on the last FRC
bot

to consistently bring it back to the correct
position


Low
-
pass filter


open loop system used to
remove little imprecision from the drive,
giving better control over the robot


Debugging


Debugging is the process of going from
having a problem, to finding the cause, to
designing the solution


When designing more complex systems, it
is said that 10% is programming and 90% is
debugging


Programmers usually do the most


ADMINISTRATION

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS



Chair l Jon Mitsui

Leaders l Jessica Chiv and Josie Ma

Who are we?


Business and
Financial Sub
team


Organizers


Editors


Presenters





What do we do?


Fundraisers


Movie Nights


Halloween Night


See’s Candy


VEX Summer Camps


Documents


Business Plan


Guides


Brochures


Awards


What do we do?


Communication


Presentations


Networking


Sponsors


Competition
Preparations


Account
management


Order Materials




Have Fun :)

MEDIA

Leader l Victoria Kim

Media Overview


The media team’s primary purpose is
to
promote

the Nerd Herd
image

through design and social networking.


What do we design?


NerdHerd t
-
shirts


CAMS Robotics’ website


Also managing our Facebook and Twitter accounts


Buttons for competitions


Business cards


Display boards


Banners and flyers


Chairman’s Video


Other promotional items


OUTREACH

Director l Eugene Lee

What do we do?


Keep track of service
hours completed by
team members


Coordinate Outreach
events (Middle School
Mentoring, Bots by the
Bay, Scout Tours…)


One goal for next
year: start and mentor
FLL Teams and a FTC
team


**IMPORTANT MESSAGE**


You
MUST

complete at least
10

Hours to go to a FRC Competition
or World Competition


NO
EXCEPTIONS!