Our project, RoSco, has been a struggle throughout the semester. This document is a testament to our willpower and determination.
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By Gary Fong (Project Manager/Manufacturing) For our prototype, we put together some parts to simulate the lifting function because we did not have our 3D printed treads and wheels. Using moldable plastic, duct tape, tinker toys, and hard styrofoam, we put together a prototype. Here is a video of our rover prototype and here.
By Will McKinney (Project Manager/Electronics and Controls) Schedule and WBS A significant tool that we used in our project was our Projectlibre schedule. This allowed us to list all of the tasks that we had to do on this project and plan deadlines. As the project went on we could see where we stood in […]
By Gary Fong (Project Manager/Manufacturing) To begin with, it is important to understand the design process of our rover. The RoSco has four track assemblies that had to be constructed through Solidworks. This comes out to eight wheels, four tracks, 4 legs, pan and tilt, and one chassis that had to be designed. The tracks […]
By Will McKinney (Project Manager/Electronics and Controls) Verification and Validation Above shows our verification table. This was used to determine how well our project was built. The verification table was to be done in a lab environment. This is an effort to focus on meeting the requirements without having the course conditions affect the the […]
By Will McKinney (Project Manager/Electronics and Control) Power Budget Item Model Quantity Minimum Current(mA) Stall Current(mA) Voltage(V) Min Power(W) Max Power(W) Servo(Each Track Assembly) HD 1501MG 4 500 2500 6 3000 15000 Motor(Each Track Assembly) Pololu 120:1 4 70 800 6 420 4800 Servo(Pan and Tilt) Micro 2 350 1500 6 2100 9000 Bluetooth HC-06 […]
By Will McKinney (Project Manager/Electronics and Controls) To fully simulate a soldier crawling through a barbed wire course we have to think about everything that a soldier might experience. We have to design a rover that will avoid obstacles, match the speed of a soldier, and even see what the soldier is seeing in a […]
By Youssef Al-Shanti (Mission, Systems, and Tests) Software Design: The picture above is the block diagram for our software. you can see from the block diagram the big picture of how our software works. the blocks in red are the functions responsible for sending and receiving data to and from the Rosco.
By Youssef Al-Shanti (Mission, Systems, and Tests) This is our updated/ final Block diagram for Rosco. We updated it according to our final design. since we chose to go with designing our own PCB to replace the Adafruit motor shield and the bluetooth module. Also, originally we were going to go with the design […]
By: Will McKinney (Project Manager/Electronics and Control) Experiment 1: Waterproofing Servos The rover will be tested on December 16, 2015 in an outdoor environment. This year is an El Nino year which leaves us with a very high chance of rain on the day of test. There are three key components on our rover that […]