Entries by Lucas Gutierrez

Fall 2017: ModWheels Final Project Document

By: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Project Overview Team Fall 2017 ModWheels: Project Manager: Lucas Gutierrez Mission, Systems, & Test Engineer: Andrew Yi Electronics & Control Engineer: Matt Shellhammer Design & Manufacturing Engineer: Natalie Arevalo Summary The Fall 2017 ModWheels toy car is a new project within The Robot Company.  Its modular design comes from the […]

Fall 2017: ModWheels Schedule

By: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Discussion To help keep ModWheels on schedule, a project plan was created. The project planning along with the project burndown helps to give an estimation to work performed and work needed to complete the project. Schedule Figure 1: Fall 2017 ModWheels Schedule Figure 2: Fall 2017 ModWheels Planning Figure 3: […]

Fall 2017: Interface Definitions

By: Andrew Yi (Mission, System, & Test Engineer) & Matt Shellhammer (Electronics & Control Engineer) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Discussion An important factor to operating the ModWheels project is linked to the connectivity of the micro controller and the sensor suite on the ModWheels chassis. System Block Diagram Due to unforeseen circumstances outside […]

Fall 2017: ModWheels Verification & Validation

By: Andrew Yi (Mission, Systems, & Test Engineer) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Introduction To confirm implementation of requirements, verification and validation of  requirements of the ModWheels must be performed.  To perform verification and validation of the requirements, a verification list and a validation test procedure was created. Verification & Validation ModWheels Verification & Validation […]

Fall 2017: ModWheels Electronics Design

By: Matt Shellhammer (Electronics & Control Engineer) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Discussion Due to complications with the fabricated 3DoT v5.03 and the limited amount of time we were required to resort to the use of the Sparkfun pro micro and motor driver for the final implementation. The IR sensor shield was used in […]

Fall 2017: ModWheels Hardware Design

By: Natalie Arevalo (Design & Manufacturing Engineer) Approved By: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Discussion Various modifications were done to the original chassis to be able to complete the mission proposed the customer. Major modifications were done to the wooden chassis to make it compatible with the 5.03 3DoT board. Openings on the top part of […]

Fall 2017: ModWheels Final Software

By: Matt Shellhammer (Electronics & Control Engineer) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Discussion Due to complications with the fabricated 3DoT v5.03 and the limited amount of time we were required to resort to the use of the Sparkfun pro micro and motor driver for the final implementation. The IR sensor shield was used in […]

Fall 2017: ModWheels Budget

By: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager)   Discussion As part of the requirements stated by the customer, a budget was set for the ModWheels project for no more than $200.00 .  To help cut some costs, the EE 400D previous semester’s inventory of electronics, hardware, and materials were provided for use.  The Budget report includes total […]

ModWheels Electronic Breadboarding

By: Matt Shellhammer (Electronics & Control Engineer) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Introduction To create a baseline design that can be used for testing and software development an electronic breadboarding of ModWheels was constructed. All components were breadboarded using some components that will not be used on the day of the final that are being […]

Fall 2017: ModWheels Cable Diagram

  By: Natalie Arevalo (Design & Manufacturing Engineer) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Introduction Among the requirements set by the Robot Company, all projects must design and fabricate a custom PCB. However, due to the nature of our project and its design, a custom PCB is not necessary. In order to get the requirement […]