Robotics Modular Design
Entry ID #: 780
Created: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 9:43 AM
We employed a modular design concept in this year's designs. The concept uses a common structural frame in all our robots, and the main components: motor drive assembly, lift assembly, intake tray assembly, are all attached to this common structural framework. Our video details one completed version of the "motor-drive-pods", and, a second completed prototype, which are (and will be) this year's interchangeable modular motor drive assemblies. These can be changed-out between robots in a couple of minutes. We had too much down-time last year between matches, changing-out motors, gears, and other components, so we decided to improve our designs for this year.