It’s the second week of our robot arm project and everyone’s building. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this project, in pairs, we are building a robot arm to complete the challenge of being able to pick up an object, such as a marshmallow or a ping pong ball, from one level and moving it to another. The robots are to be powered by hydraulic or pneumatic systems composed of syringes and 1/8th inch plastic tubing.
My pairing is creating a robot inspired by these designs.
We are basing our claw design off of the one in the upper photo and the base/arms off of the lower one. Our controlling syringes shall be together in a remote like the one in the top photo.
So far, our robot looks like this,
But we’re making quick progress, focusing on completing it in an efficient manner. Though we aren’t exactly sure what it will look like and our plans for it change almost daily, one thing is certain, we shall have made a working robot by the end of our junior year. We are both very excited for summer and can’t wait til we can enjoy our break to the fullest. But before we are able to become very close friends with our couches over summer, we must first finish the last stretch of school, with wrapping up projects and attempting to remember everything we’ve learned between now and January in order to pass our finals.