This week we managed to get the bot to follow a straight corridor. The code was reworked again. Now the bot can drive itself out of the maze. Take a look at our considerations: In order to make it a lot faster we had to buy a line sensor and a hall sensor. To hold … MAI Cup Junior: Detecting the Walls weiterlesen
Sadly, the competition is not going to take place in person. Instead, there is going to be a virtual launch of the cansats.
Our robot is finally built. We now have an aluminium case, and the gear box is working like it is shown in the video. The only problem we encountered so far is that the centre of mass is not correctly placed so we must adjust it with some changes. In the next few weeks we … MAI Cup Senior: Robot is built! weiterlesen
We want to give you a little insight into our work. Here you can see the cabling and the basic data flow of our robot. Take a look: We also did some additional test runs. There is still a lot of work to do:
We tried to make our CanSat more stable by gluing foam around it for protection, but when we tested it the bottom of the satellite broke again. So we decided to do a completely new design, which we hope will come out of it with no damage so it will hold up better. Furthermore we … CanSat: Further Stability Tests weiterlesen
This week we plugged in the ultrasonic sensors. It took quite some time to figure out the right ports. In order to program the ultrasonic sensors we reworked the code to make the sensors work. We also added comments so that everyone in our team can easily understand the code. However, the ultrasonic sensors didn`t … MAI Cup Junior: Prototype Successfully Tested weiterlesen
There was a minor change of the ruleset. Thus the rulebook was updated to version 0.6. Take a look!
We finally have 3d printed the body of the robot. So, all that’s left to do since the code is done and the motors and sensors work is to assemble the gearbox that is also 3d printed and then we are ready to go into the testing phase! So, in the next few days we … MAI Cup Senior: Major Update Incoming! weiterlesen
We tested the parachute and the stability of our CanSat last week by dropping it from our school roof. The satellite is not yet stable enough to withstand a fall, but the parachute worked. However, we have noticed that in order to be able to fold the parachute more easily and not to exceed the … CanSat: First drop tests! weiterlesen
This week we have been busy with the actual designing of the little robot. As mentioned in last week’s article, we already had a plan of how the robot should look like. As you can see in the picture, the basic structure of the robot is a cube. The robot has some recesses into which … Eurobot: Drawings of the Small Robot weiterlesen