Entries by Jesus Denriquez

Spring 2017 Velociraptor: Final Project Summary

Author By: Jesus Enriquez (Project Manager) Spring 2017 Velociraptor Project Team: Jesus Enriquez (Project Manager) Oscar Ramirez (Mission, Systems, & Test) Mohammar Mairena (Electronics & Control) Andrea Lamore (Manufacturing) Executive Summary Program Objective The Objective of the EE 400D Velociraptor Robot is to produce a robot that emulates the body of a “Velociraptor”. The robot […]

Spring 2017 Velociraptor: Final Assembly Update

Authors By:  Andrea Lamore (Manufacturing) Approved By: Jesus Enriquez (Project Manager) Introduction Assembly of the first velociraptor demonstrated some problems that were not clear from the SolidWorks model alone. These problems included a wobbliness/loose motion of the legs, the hip joint was arching when it should have been straight, and the head and tail were […]

Spring 2017 Velociraptor: Robot Assembly Process

Authors By: Andrea Lamore (Manufacturing) – Assembly Process Edited & Approved By: Jesus Enriquez (Project Manager) – Introduction & Conclusion Introduction Before going into Critical Design Review, our team had to assemble the Velociraptor in order to have it Demo ready. Prior to PDR, we had a design in mind which was modeled on SolidWorks which […]

Spring 2017 Velociraptor: First SolidWorks Model

Authors By: Andrea Lamore (Manufacturing) Approved By: Jesus Enriquez (Project Manager) Introduction During the early stages of the design process, leading up to PDR, the Velociraptor’s frame was similar to what was presented at CDR but had a few distinct differences in terms of specific part modification and part sizes. The purpose of this post is […]

Spring 2017 Velociraptor: DC Motor Selection

Authors By: Mohammar Mairena (Electronics & Control) Approved By: Jesus Enriquez (Project Manager) Introduction Through research on DC Motors, I came across gear motors. Gear motors add mechanical gears (gearbox) to reduce speed/increase torque and vice-versa. The increase in torque is inversely proportional to the reduction in speed. Each gearmotor has a different gear ratio […]