Entries by Nicholas Jacobs

SpiderBot’s Cost of Learning

    By Nicholas Jacobs – Project Manager   As the Preliminary Design Review approached, Daniel, our Manufacturing Engineer, diligently modeled all of SpiderBot’s pieces in SolidWorks. SpiderBot’s design, originally found at Instructables. com, came with .dwg CAD files that had to be converted into .dfx files, which act as the industry standard for laser printing. […]

S’17 Spiderbot – Torque Test

  Torque Testing By: Shaun Pasoz Electronics & Control Engineer   Torque testing allows the designer to see if a desired motor can output enough force to physically move a robot. To perform the test, a rig was designed in which the motor was clamped down with a fixed radius on the output shaft. Varying […]

Arxterra ArxRobot Camera Experiment

Requirements: Spring 2017 SpiderBot is required to provide live aerial video feed capable of covering the entire arena, as defined by end-of-semester-game, to other participating robots.     Introduction: The ArxRobot phone app works in conjunction with the Arxterra mission control panel.  The app utilizes the phone’s built-in camera, and transmits data wirelessly via internet connection […]

Arxterra Control Panel Update!!!!

Written By Jefferson Fuentes Introduction: The Arxterra mission control panel is to work in conjunction with the Arxterra phone app, transmitting and receiving information to and from the robot.   It serves an extended/secondary means of control with more capability than the Arxterra app.  The control panels main purpose is to increase the capable range for controlling the […]

ArxRobot Custom Commands Update!!

Written By Jefferson Fuentes Introduction: The Arxterra app has the option of creating custom commands.  These custom commands allow for a user defined function, to control the robot, not already preloaded onto the app by default. These commands consists of functions such as a simple switch to incremental sliders.     Requirements: Spring ’17 SpiderBot […]

Spring 2017 SpiderBot

Material Trade of Study By Daniel Matias – Manufacturing Engineer   Requirements: A level 1 requirement states that SpiderBot shall lift itself off the ground. To achieve this, and still maintain a stable, mobile robotic platform, SpiderBot will be made of an inexpensive, lightweight material with a high tensile strength.   Introduction Traditionally walking robots […]

Spring 2017 SpiderBot

Motor Trade Off Study By Shaun Pasoz – Electronics & Control Engineer     Requirements: Based on the level 1 requirement that all power shall be supplied via the 3DoT board, the motor choices have certain limitations including: must draw 450mA or less, and have an operating voltage of 5V or less.   UPDATE Following […]

Spring 2017 SpiderBot : Preliminary Project Plan

Nicholas Jacobs – Project Manager Jeff Fuentes – Systems Engineer Shaun Pasoz – Electronic and Control Engineer Daniel Matias – Manufacturing Engineer Work Breakdown Structure By Nicholas Jacobs – Project Manager   The following is SpiderBot’s Work Breakdown Structure. It gives a glimpse of the responsibilites of each team member as the semester progresses. This […]

Spring 2017 SpiderBot: Preliminary Design Document

edit+xClone Element SpiderBot Team: Project Manager – Nicholas Jacobs Missions, Systems and Test Engieer – Jeff Funetes Electronics and Control Engineer – Shaun Pasoz Design and Manufacturing Engineer – Daniel Matias     Program Objectives By Nicholas Jacobs – Project Manager The Spring 2017 SpiderBot is the 2nd generation SpiderBot. The customer has requested that […]