Velociraptor Generation #2

Fall 2016 Velociraptor (W): Final Project Document

By Lam Nguyen (Project Manager) Executive Summary of Project Project Objectives For CSULB Fall 2016 semester, the Velociraptor biped robot project will branch off to a new species of dinosaurs and set up a new baseline with the Theo Jansen robot design. The Velociraptor is to be a toy robot resembling a Theropodous dinosuar suborder […]

Fall 2016 Velociraptor (W): Analog to Digital Converter

By: Taylor Farr (Electronics and Control) Approved by Lam Nguyen (Project Manager) Introduction I chose to use the Adafruit ADS 1015 analog to digital converter. This will be used to convert the analog signals from the rotary converter to digital ones. This ADC communicates via I2C, so this satisfies our level 2 requirement. Materials 3382 […]

Fall 2016 Velociraptor (W): Interface Matrix Update

By Gifty Sackey (Mission, Systems, Systems Engineer) Approved by: – Lam Nguyen (Project Manager) – James Lee (Division Manager for Mission, Systems, and Test Introduction In this current block post, the interface matrix along with the eagle card documents have been provided and discussed in order to allow future 400D students to have a smooth […]

Fall 2016 Velociraptor (W): Software Block Diagram

By Gifty Sackey (Mission, Systems, and Test) Approved by: – Lam Nguyen (Project Manager) – James Lee (Division Manager for Mission, System, and Test) Introduction The purpose of this blog post is to discuss and summarize the control functions that will be required in the programming of the robot. It will cover the software block […]

Fall 2016 Velociraptor (W): Validation and Verification Test Plan

By: – Lam Nguyen (Project Manager – Velociraptor Wednesday) – Paul Ahumada (Project Manager – Velociraptor Thursday) – Gifty Sackey (Mission, System, and Test Engineer) Introduction The final validation and verification test plan was written to verify the requirements for the Velociraptor through the Validation and Verification Matrix. Link: verification-and-validation-matrix Verification & Validation Test Plan Below are the […]

Fall 2016 Velociraptor (W): Center of Mass

By Aaron Choi (Manufacturing Engineer) Approved by -Lam Nguyen (Project Manager) -Tim Haddadian (Division Manager for Manufacturing) Requirements Level 2-10 The center of gravity on the axis of the head and tail shall be controlled by one servo while being placed over the foot Introduction The center of mass is crucial for the design of […]

Fall 2016 Velociraptor (W): Control Algorithm Code #2

By: Taylor Farr (Electronics and Controls) Approved by: – Lam Nguyen (Project Manager) – Ryan Daly (Division Manager for Electronics and Control) Summary The code for CDR utilizes IR sensors as rotary encoders. This was an okay method because it allowed for us to move the DC motors exactly 180 degrees. This is method could be improved […]

Fall 2016 Velociraptor (W): Hardware Design

  By Aaron Choi (Manufacturing Engineer) Approved by -Lam Nguyen (Project Manager) -Tim Haddadian (Division Manager for Manufacturing ) Requirements Level 1-2 requirement states that the Velociraptor budget shall not cost more than $102. Level 2-1 The center of gravity on axis of legs shall be controlled by one servo. The head and tail shall not exceed […]

Fall 2016 Velociraptor (W): System Block Diagram

By: Gifty Sackey (Mission, System and Test Engineer) Approved by: – Lam Nguyen (Project Manager) – James Lee (Division Manager for Mission, System and Test) Introduction The system block diagram describes how all the signals connect to all the components and communicate with the 3DoT board. Aside from the 3DoT board, which was provided by […]

Fall 2016 Velociraptor (W): Custom Telemetry Commands

By: Gifty Sackey (Mission, System, and Test Engineer) Approved by: – Lam Nguyen (Project Manager) – James Lee (Division Manager for Mission, System, and Test) Introduction Inaddition to the custom command for static walking that was created for the Velociraptor (W) group, we also created four additional custom telemetry commands. For the telemetry we will […]