Entries by Lucas Gutierrez

ModWheels Electronic Breadboarding

By: Matt Shellhammer (Electronics & Control Engineer) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Introduction To create a baseline design that can be used for testing and software development an electronic breadboarding of ModWheels was constructed. All components were breadboarded using some components that will not be used on the day of the final that are being […]

Fall 2017: ModWheels Cable Diagram

  By: Natalie Arevalo (Design & Manufacturing Engineer) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Introduction Among the requirements set by the Robot Company, all projects must design and fabricate a custom PCB. However, due to the nature of our project and its design, a custom PCB is not necessary. In order to get the requirement […]

Read from EEPROM

By: Matt Shellhammer (Electronics & Control Engineer) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Introduction When in play back mode the robots will be reading data that was previously stored in EEPROM while being controlled by the Arxterra App. What is being read from EEPROM is the direction that the robot was facing and the turn that […]

Write to EEPROM

  By: Matt Shellhammer (Electronics & Control Engineer) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Introduction When in RC mode the robots will be controlled to travel through the maze with the Arxterra App through Bluetooth wireless communications. The robots are then required to memorize the path traveled and then repeat this path in playback mode. To […]

With Command MOVE Override for maze navigation

By: Matt Shellhammer (Electronics & Control Engineer) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager)   Introduction To use the Arxterra App to control the robots at The Robot Company, custom commands to override the MOVE command have to be defined. These custom commands will be defined to be used with the Arxterra App’s D-pad while the robots […]

Requirement Change Document

By: Andrew Yi (Mission, System, & Test Engineer) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) Legend: BLUE (keep as is), RED (changes made), PURPLE (new changes) Level 2 Requirements: L1-1 ModWheels shall be completed by Wednesday, December 13th, 2017. L1-2 ModWheels will be a toy robot. L1-3 ModWheels shall cost no more than $200. L1-4 ModWheels […]

EE346/EE444 Software Translation to EE400D

By: Matt Shellhammer (Electronics & Control Engineer for ModWheels) & Mark Huffman (Project Manager for Goliath) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager for ModWheels) Introduction This software is simply an outline and requires modification for each project. The software translation is to ease the implementation of your projects specific software such as turning, detection, line following, […]

ModWheels C-clamps versus nut capture

By: Vanessa Enriquez (Design & Manufacturing Engineer for Goliath) Approved by: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager for ModWheels)   Initial design After printing the first design, the customer asked to introduce another way to assemble the toy and suggested nut captures.  The first design uses the c-clamps, which have been successfully implemented in previous models.  The model shown below was […]

ModWheels 3DoT v 5.03 Integration and Test

By: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) & Matt Shellhammer (Electronics & Control Engineer) 12/12/2017 As of Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, ModWheels does not have an operational v. 5.03 3DoT.  ModWheels was given a v. 5.03 on Monday, December 11th, 2017 without a Bluetooth module (HM-11) or a battery holder.  After soldering the HM-11 and battery holder, […]

ModWheels Custom Command and Telemetry

By: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager)   Introduction An important aspect in fulfilling ModWheel’s mission requirements is integration with the Arxterra platform, both with the phone application and web based application.  To tailor and customize the user experience of the Arxterra applications to the ModWheels project, a few custom commands and telemetry will be incorporated Custom Commands RC […]