Make sure to check out MASLAB 2014 – Pt. 1 to see how this all began!
So, server-blade inspired design, and rapid prototyped intentions are all well and good, but how did things actually come together?
Overall, we came in third place! ROS hard a bit of a hard time localizing on the time scale we had to work with, but we had more than one successful ball drop at the “energy silos.” The mechanics worked beautifully! The only failure was our extremely risky ball-gripper design, essentially a ramrod with sticky tape at the end, which got jammed after the supplied motor’s plastic gearbox had had enough.
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