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Drivetrain Engineering Notebook 2008
« on: November 28, 2007, 10:56:23 PM »

Drivetrain, please post your daily Engineering Notebook submissions here.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2008, 09:04:53 AM by Kims Robot »
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 02:08:19 PM »

 
Date:  January 9, 2008
Team Members: Keith, Graeme, Brenton, Martin, Shelley, and Larry
Start Time: 18:30
Stop Time: 22:00

Tasks Completed:
-Decided on mounting hole locations for wheel axles.
-Purchased additional parts needed for wheels and axles.
-Determined optimal dimentions for chassis.
-Assembled IFI traction wheels.
-Determine way to hold flanged bearings in omni wheels.

Tasks To Complete:
-Assemble Omni wheels.
-Finish drilling holes for wheel axles.
-Assemble chassis with optimized dimentions.
-Determine placement of wheels on axles.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2008, 08:44:22 PM by shellshock »
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008, 11:40:19 AM »

 

Date:  January 10, 2008
Team Members: Keith, Graeme, Adam, Martin, Austin, and Larry
Start Time: 18:15
Stop Time: 23:30

Tasks Completed:
-Assembled omni wheels and mounted sprockets on them.
-Finished up mounting holes for wheel axles and tested out wheels on axles.
-Sent off chassis to get welded.
-Locked flanged bearings on omni wheels into place.
-Trimmed off excess metal on omni wheels.
-Assembled both AM transmissions.

Tasks To Complete:
-Move sprockets on traction wheels.
-Work on bumpers and mounts.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2008, 08:44:34 PM by shellshock »
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2008, 12:18:00 PM »

January 11, 2008


Team Members: Larry, Keith, ?Graeme?, Austin, Brendan

Tasks Accomplished:
~Cut bumper wood
~Finalized IFI wheels
~Began to space wheels

Tasks To Do
~Check Keyways
~Measure bumper mounts
~Put on wheels and spacers
~Work on bumpers
~Make parts list
~Measure and make bearing block mounts
« Last Edit: January 17, 2008, 06:47:05 PM by Austin D. Quinn »
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2008, 09:58:48 PM »

Saturday, January 12
Start time:  10:00
End time:  21:00

Members:  Larry, Graeme, Austin, Martin, Adam, Brenton, Shelley

Task Completed:
-Cut wood for bumpers
-Cut pool noodles for bumpers
-Figured out bumper mounting
-Made parts list
-Replaced blade on band saw
-Made bumper parts
-Cut block mounts
-Made spacers for wheels
-were nice to each other

Tasks to be completed:
-cut fabric for bumpers
-bumpber mounts
-spacers
-CAD
« Last Edit: January 18, 2008, 06:04:48 AM by shellshock »
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 07:13:57 PM »

Sunday, January 13, 2008
Start time:  10:00
End time:  19:00

Members:  Larry, Shelley, Austin, Martin, Graeme

Tasks completed
-Measured and cut fabric for bumpers
-Front and back bumper mounts
-Finished bearing block mounts
-Finished spacers
-Cut and mounted front cross piece for welding
-Started CAD
-Were nice to each other

Tasks to be completed:
-finish assembling bumpers
-put in transmissions
-finish CAD
« Last Edit: January 15, 2008, 03:52:21 PM by Kims Robot »
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008, 11:08:11 PM »

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Start time:  18:00
End time:  10:30?
Members present:  Larry, Leann, Shelley, Keith, Martin, Brenton, Austin, Graeme

Tasks completed:
~made bearing block mounts
~mounted front bumper brackets
~cut front bumper plywood
~cut front bumper pool noodles
~took pics
~attached bumper hardware
~Home Depot run
~remembered to smile
~worked on transmission

Tasks to do:
~finish CAD
~run front chain
~mount idle sprocket
~check out wheel wobble
~attach bumpers
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008, 06:10:35 AM »

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Members present:
Keith, Brenton, Martin, Graeme, Larry

Start time:  18:00
End time:  22:00?

Tasks completed:
~measured and cut chain for back and middle wheels
~finished bottom mounting plate
~finished bearing block mounts

Tasks to be completed:
~CAD
~finish bumpers
~mount idle sprockets
~mount transmission

 
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 06:15:40 AM »

Date:  Thursday, January 17, 2008
Members present:  Keith, Shelley, Adam, Martin, Austin, Larry (and help from Crystal)
Start time:  18:00
End time:  23:30

Tasks completed:
~worked on bumpers
~mounted idle sprockets
~put spacers for transmission on
~mounted transmission
~put on all chains


Tasks to be completed:
~put on top plate
~finish putting fabric onto bumpers
~adjust chain tension
~buy longer bolts
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2008, 12:03:13 AM »

Saturday, January 19, 2008
Members present:  Martin, Graeme, Austin, Larry, Keith, Shelley and Mackenzie

Start time:  10:00
End time: 23:00

Tasks completed
~ replaced bolts
~adjusted chain tension
~marked out top plate
~cut top plate
~readjusted  transmission
~finished bumpers
~assembled top mount
~designed bearing block stabilizer to be created and sent it to Amy G.

Tasks to be completed
~bill of materials
~mount bearing block stabilizer

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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2008, 07:29:18 PM »

Sunday, January 20, 2008
Members present:  Larry, Austin, Graeme, Martin, Shelley

Start time:  10:00
End time:  17:00

Tasks completed
~ Bill of materials
~determined the top velocity of drive train
~posted MSDS documents
~organized tool chest

Tasks to be completed
~double check assembly
~verify that everything is tightened down
~mount bearing block stabilizer
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2008, 11:30:17 PM »

Tuesday, January 22 2008
Members present: Larry, Martin, Shelley, Brenton, Austin

Start time: 6:30
End time: 11:00

Tasks completed: Finished CAD drawings
checked past years robots for working ability
rechained half of ROFL Bot(solved chain dilema


Tasks to complete:
chain other half of ROFL Bot
mount bearing block stabilizer
chain one length of Rhino Bot
« Last Edit: January 24, 2008, 06:24:30 AM by shellshock »
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2008, 10:07:11 PM »

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Members present:  Larry, Martin, Graeme
Start time:  17:00
End time:  19:00?

Tasks completed
~some strategy
~worked on ROFLbot's train
~CAD

Tasks to be completed
~mount bearing block stabilizer (on new bot)
~maintenance on all drivetrains of old bots
« Last Edit: January 24, 2008, 10:12:19 PM by shellshock »
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2008, 10:11:54 PM »

Thursday, January 24, 2008
Members present:  Larry, Brenton, Austin, Martin

Start time:  18:00
End time:  21:00 or 22:00

Tasks completed
~transmission mount in CAD
~worked on old bots' drivetrains

Tasks to be completed
~mount bearing block stabilizer
~continue maintenance on old bots
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Re: Drivetrain Engineering Notebook
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2008, 09:29:11 PM »

1/26/08

Team members- Graham, Martin, Brenton

Completed: Finished Drivetrain, Continued Work on old robots, Made new chain tension device, Started work on ROFLbot's  transmissions


To be do: Finish fixing chain problems on ROFLbot, fix locked up transmission, assist other subteams
« Last Edit: January 27, 2008, 01:33:21 PM by shellshock »
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