June 28th, 2013
by Karanvir Panesar

We held our second PDR of the 2013-2014 season on Friday, June 28. A lot of great ideas were presented including a scissor lift mechanism with a transmission system, a clever quick return mechanism and a fast 6-motor drive system. The quick return mechanism is designed to "kick" the beach ball over the 12" barrier separating the middle zone and the goal zone. The quick return mechanism seems like a very good substitue to pneumatic pistons in order to achieve a catapult effect. The robot designs are well on their way for the 2013-2014 season. We look forward to our final design meeting, the Critical Design Review (CDR), on August 23, 2013.