PCOE Home Study
|Robot Design - by Tyler|
| So far we have done very well with Evo-5.
If you look at the pictures you will see that we used a great amount of support struts so that we could achieve virtual indestructibility with our robot.
We also made a set of Easy-Attach arms that donít get stuck on and are very durable.
Our tank treads are driven by three tank wheels that are all geared together so nothing will slip. They are geared to be faster than the motor that is driving them.
There is space underneath the robot for attachments to slide on too.
You can click on the pictures for a close-up.
Robot History - by Robin
|This robot design we came up
as an idea
for a 3 wheeled
robot. Then we started to think about stability and durability so that
our robot would not fall apart in the middle of a contest. So we went
from 3 wheels to treads for the purpose of stability.
The team went though six robots to get to Evo/5, but the sixth was voted out by the team, because it was so fast it was out of control, which meant that it was less repeatable. After the team changed the robots a couple times, the team decided to change from wheels to tracks; it may have been slower but more repeatable. After another few robots they got the tracks to go faster but still repeatable, and that became Evo/5.
Attachments and Arms - by Gavin and the team
|The arms on the robot are very
important to have. They help the robot do the missions and complete its
The Missions - by Justin
| Our robot Evo (evolution) 5
complete 9 missions.
Dirt Trap: The dirt trap is a mission when we have to bring a bucket from home base to the dirt trap and then we have to turn to the back of it and lift a lever and these little blue things ( dirt molecules ) fall out of a bucket down the fabric and into the trap we placed under it.
Pizza Molecules: In pizza molecules we have to move these two molecules off a plate and onto the Lego man's face.
Molecular motor: Molecular motor is another mission when we take something from home base and take it to the mission. We have to take a molecule and put it through a loop and it doesnít matter if it works or not we just have to get the molecule through.
Cable: In cable we have to push this truck onto a cart and then back up and push this lever which lifts the platform that the truck is on.
Elevator: In elevator we have to push one side of it and in order for it to work both teams have to push their side.
Smart Medicine: The smart medicine is were we have to deliver a bucky ball to the cancer.
Atom Table: The atom table is were there is a table made out of legos and is balanced on 4 rubber bands. We have to knock white legos off the table and we cannot knock off any of the red ones.
Probe: Probe is were we have to separate 2 magnets.
Self Assembly: In self-assembly we have to turn a lever to and then these flags fall down.