Rover Generation #3

Project Mini RoSco: Project Documentation

By: James Gilson (Project Manager) 12/12/2014 Project RoSco: James Gilson (Project Manager) Alexander Montoya (Systems and Test Engineer) Anthony Haas (Sensors, Actuators, and Powertrain) Jonathan Gong (3D Printing and SolidWorks) Overview: Project Mini RoSco was a success. Working off of the documentation of previous RoSco models, and with the help of Professor Gary Hill, our […]

Mini RoSco: Final Arduino Code

12/10/2014 Anthony Haas (Sensors, Actuators, Powertrain) MiniRosco: MiniRosco Arduino Code By: Anthony Haas (Sensors, Actuators, and Powertrain) The purpose of this posting is to give a review of the complete Arduino code implemented into MiniRosco and the process that was required to make it functional. The MiniRosco Arduino code is available at Github at the […]

Project Mini RoSco: Budget

By: James Gilson (Project Manager) December 7th, 2014 Project Mini RoSco has been given the task of building robot that can fulfill these objectives and requirements: Project RoSco: Project Objectives and Requirements As stated in the above link, the budget for this project is $150.00. Several of the parts needed for this project were supplied […]

Mini Rosco: Mini Rosco Mass Budget Report

November 21, 2014 By: Anthony Haas (Sensors, Actuators, and Powertrain) and Jonathan Gong (3D Printing and Solidworks) The purpose of this posting is to present a thorough mass budget report of the MiniRosco project. The masses of each of the following components and modules were measured using an American Weigh AC Pro-500 Digital Pocket Scale. […]

Mini RoSco: Update on Speed Requirement Trade-Off Study

November 18, 2014 By: Anthony Haas (sensors, actuators, and powertrain) After having conducted tests to ascertain the free-run speed of both the 120:1 ratio type motors as well as the 200:1 ratio type motors, it has become certain that the 200:1 gear ratio motors cannot provide enough speed in order for MiniRosco to meet the […]

RoSco: Mini Rosco Speed Requirement Trade-Off Study

November 12, 2014 By: Anthony Haas (Sensors, Actuators, and Powertrain) Objective: Robot must be able to travel at the same speed that a U.S. military member can crawl under barbed wire. Level 1 Requirement: According to an article that was published in the Journal of Neurophysiology (http://jn.physiology.org/content/107/1/114), the average speed of a crawling human being is […]

Mini RoSco: Power Consumption Tests and Power Budget

November 12, 2014 By: Anthony Haas (Sensors, Actuators, and Powertrain) The purpose of this experiment is to perform various tests to obtain the power consumption of various components used in project Rosco in order to establish a power budget. To calculate the power consumption, the supply voltage and current draw must be measured for each […]

Mini RoSco: Flowchart/Pseudocode

November 11, 2014 By: Anthony Haas (Sensors, Actuators, and Powertrain) and Alexander Montoya (Systems and Test Engineer) The following flowchart gives an overview of the code that will be used on the Arduino to drive our motors. The Arduino will be receiving data from Arxterra. The Arxterra Interface allows the pilot to determine the direction […]

Mini RoSco: Updated Block Diagram

November 11, 2014 By: Alexander Montoya (Systems and Test Engineering)   The block diagram above is the general layout of the system. Different colors represent different aspects of the system. To begin, all components to the right of the block diagram will be handled by manufacturing. In green we have all the motorized components. The two drive […]

Mini RoSco: Bluetooth module test

November 11, 2014 By: Alexander Montoya (Systems and Test Engineering) and Anthony Haas (Sensors, Actuators, and Powertrain)   Upon the arrival of the HC-05 Bluetooth Module, with the help of the SegBot project group we were able to perform various experiments to test the functionality and range of the module. These tests involved the process […]