Current Week(11/11-11/18)

Individual Hours:

Gustavo- Create PCB for all components inside the robot. Did some wiring for the remote box.

Brandon- Finish the grenade triggering mechanism.

Hector- Acrylic remote box designed,assembled,finished.

What we did:

1. Remote box, designed done, already assembled using acrylic, still needs some wiring to be completed for next week before the presentation.

2. PCB for remote done.

3. Grenade triggering mechanism done.

What we didn’t do:

We completed all that was expected for this week.

Where we are stuck:

NA

Upcoming Week

Goals:

1. Put everything together, edit(create) Arduino/Xbee code for the joysticks/buttons on the remote box.

2. Do all the wiring that is still needed for the remote box and/or robot.

3. Create trifold display and/or video demo of robot in action for presentation in Exploration Place.

Meeting times/dates

1. Probably everyday of the week @ 7PM before Saturday…

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Current Week(11/4-11/11)

Individual Hours:

Brandon- work on the mechanism to trigger CS grenade.

Gustavo- fix display, work on voltage regulator for motors, pcb for the motors.

Hector- work on remote box, laser cut prototype II of the box. Next week will laser cut the final box with plexiglass.

What we did:

1. Prototype II of remote box designed and assembled with cardboard..

2. Brandon is working on the mechanism to trigger the CS grenade.

3. Supplies bought ( plexiglass, buttons, screws, etc….)

4.  Gustavo fixed the display….

What we didn’t do:

1. Have not created the final box.

2. Mechanism to trigger CS grenade is not finished, yet.

Where we are stuck:

No complains so far…

Upcoming Week

Goals:

1. Finish designing remote box, laser cut it with plexiglass.

2. Finish designing mechanism to trigger CS grenade.

Meeting times/dates

Monday, Wednesdays, any other days as needed.

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Current Week(10/28-11/4)

Individual Hours:

Hector- Read some tutorials about the laser cutter/engraving, Inkscape, start drawing the design for the remote control.

Gustavo-Start drawing the design for the remote control with inkscape, work on triggering mechanism, check robot rotation system….

Brandon- Work with Gustavo in the triggering mechanism of Co2 grenade and test the new battery/robot rotation system….

What we did:

The C02 grenades arrived, we looked at them and gathered some ideas on how the triggering mechanism should work.

We checked the robot mechanism and make sure everything is working ok with the Xbee and the new battery.

Ask Tom for a quick tutorial on the laser cuter/engraving machine for next week(last day of this week)…..

What we didn’t do:

Have not implemented the triggering mechanism for the Co2 grenades.

Finish the design for the remote and start using the laser cuter/engraver….

Where we are stuck:

We need to learn how to use the laser cuter/engraver

Upcoming Week

Goals:

1. Finish design for the remote control

2. Laser cut/engrave/ensemble the box

3. Finish mechanism for triggering Co2 grenades.

Meeting times/dates

Monday, Wednesday, any other days as necessary….

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Current Week(10/21-20/28)

Individual Hours:

brandon-Order the co2 grenades.

Gustavo-Put the new battery on the robot.

Hector – control the camera stand with the joysticks….

What we did:

1. Order the co2 grenades

2. Work on the mechanism to activate the CS/c02 grenades. 

What we didn’t do:

1. Co2 grenades have not arrived so far as today(Friday). We hope they get here Monday…

Where we are stuck:

1. Still deciding on what to use to activate the Co2 grenades…. There is the possibility that the arduino don’t have enough ports for all the signals we are going to use…..

Upcoming Week

Goals:

1. Have a mandatory schedule for the meetings.

2. Start working on the all-in-one remote enclosure (laser cutter,plexiglass,etc…).

3. If the C02 grenades are here, work on the mechanism to activate them, take dimensions,etc…..

Meeting times/dates

Monday/Wednesday of next week as always.

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Current Week(10/14/-10/21)

Individual Hours:

Hector- put camera stand together with servos. Some arduino programming for the stand.

Gustavo – put new chassis together.

 

What we did:

Following parts got here:

1. New chassis

2. Camera stand

3. micro-servos for camera stand.

4. joysticks for camera stand/remote control.

Ordered these parts for next week:

1. Order Co2 capsules to start working on the gas deployment system.

2.  A new bigger battery for the project.

What we didn’t do:

1. Mount stand on new chassis.

Where we are stuck:

Ok, so far…

Upcoming Week

Goals:

1. Get battery by this week

2. Mount camera stand into new chassis.

3. Start working on cs gas system and remote control.

Meeting times/dates

TBD

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Current Week(10/8-10/14)

Individual Hours:

Gustavo

Brandon

Hector

No individual hours this week.

What we did:

We found a new chassis and a pan/tilt mechanism for the camera. Already ordered, will see if it gets here next week.

              http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CSCBSZY/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1    pan/tilt system

              http://www.mhobbies.com/4wd-metal-motor-full-aluminum-alloy-robot-chassis-development-platform.html  Chassis

We contacted Sargent Kyle, garwood about where we could order a cs granade/capsule for the project.    

         http://www.inertproducts.com/inc/sdetail/3435

What we didn’t do:

We still need to order the CS granade/capsule for the next part of the project…

Where we are stuck:

N/A

Upcoming Week

Goals:

1. Mount pan/tilt system for wireless camera.

2. Program arduino.

3. Put new chassis.

4. Order cs granade/capsule.

Meeting times/dates

TBD next week is fall break.

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Current Week (10/1-10/7)

Individual Hours:

Hector – redo gantt chart, redo contract.

Gustavo – find  new chassis, find already built rotating camera stand.

What we did:

1. Contract got signed.

2. Submitted contract to Tom

3. Found new chassis

4. found rotating stand for wireless camera.

What we didn’t do:

1. We have not order the parts for the project….. we were waiting on the contract to be approved and signed.

Where we are stuck:

N/A

Upcoming Week

Goals:

1. Find and order chassis and rotating stand for wireless camera. CS capsule/grenade but it is not needed right now.

If parts get here, we can start to do next weeks work:

1. Assemble new chassis and mount existing system into it.

2. Place the rotating stand on the new robot and do any programming necessary in the arduino/xbees.

Meeting times/dates

TBD

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Current Week(9/23-9/30)

Individual Hours:

Brandon

Gustavo

Hector

No individual hours this week.

What we did:

1. New contract submitted.

2. New gantt chart created.

3. contract was signed by the team.

What we didn’t do:

N/A

Where we are stuck:

N/A

Upcoming Week

Goals:

1. Find the necessary parts for the project. 

     a. Chassis

     b. Rotation system for camera

2. Order parts

Meeting times/dates

TBD

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Current Week(9/17-9/23)

Individual Hours:

Gustavo

Brandon

Hector

We are still working as a team so no individual hours this week.

What we did:

1. We met with Sargent Kyle, Garwood again. New Ideas…..

2. We did a new contract to be signed/accepted.

What we didn’t do:

1. Contract is still not signed…….

2. Have not heard from the SWAT team……

Where we are stuck:

N/A

Upcoming Week

Goals:

1. Get contract signed. Email it first, maybe?

2. Meet with Tom/Dr.Skinner if necessary….

3. Order Parts

4. Start working in the project….

Meeting times/dates

TBD…

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Current Week (9/10-9/16)

Individual Hours:

Hector

Gustavo

Brandon

No Individual hours this week, we are still working with our client on the next implementations for this project. 

What we did:

1. We contacted Sargent Kyle,Garwood for further implementation of this project.

2. We created a contract for the project.

3. This report.

What we didn’t do:

1. The contract is still not signed because none of the ideas had been accepted by the instructor.

Where we are stuck:

1. We are waiting for any of our ideas(client ideas) to be approved by Dr. Skinner for the contract/project development. 

Upcoming Week

Goals:

1. Maybe meet Wichita’s SWAT team?

2. Meet again with Sargent Kyle,Garwood.

3. Redo the contract

4. Meet again with Tom/Dr.Skinner.

Meeting times/dates

TBD

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