3DoT Biped

Fall 2017 BiPed: Preliminary Design Document

By: Piyush Jain (Project Manager) Zachary Bruyn & Yasin Khalil (Electronics & Controls) Natalie Arevalo (Manufacturing) Melwin Pakpahan (Missions, Systems, & Test) Program Objective By: Piyush Jain (Project Manager) The objective of Project BiPed is to design and manufacture a miniature bipedal robot. The BiPed shall incorporate a Theo Jansen leg design, use a single DC […]

Spring 2017 BiPed – Final Blog Post

By: Alexander Clavel (Project Manager) Project BiPed Team: Alexander Clavel (Project Manager) Jacob Cheney (Systems) Abraham Falcon (Electronics & Control) Mikaela Hess (Manufacturing) Executive Summary Program Objective The BiPed team was assigned the task of designing a 7th generation bipedal toy robot utilizing a 3Dot board. The robot was to use D.C. motors as the […]

Spring 2017 BiPed – Color Sensor Experiment

By: Abraham Falcon (Electronics and Control) Approved by: Alexander Clavel (Project Manager) Introduction The electronics and control engineer job is to find the right equipment and test it for its project functionality. To make sure the biped can participate in the game it must have a color sensor to detect the red dots placed on […]

Spring 2017 BiPed – Arxterra Control/Code

By: Jacob Cheney (Systems) Approved By: Alexander Clavel (Project Manager) Introduction During the final mission, where the BiPed will compete in the end of the semester game, it is required that our robot is controlled via Bluetooth. In order to accomplish this task, the BiPed will be equipped with a Bluetooth 4.0 transceiver that will […]

Spring 2017 BiPed – Working Prototype/Walking and Balancing Experiment

By: Alexander Clavel (Project Manager) Approved By: Alexander Clavel (Project Manager) Introduction This post will cover an updated design of the last prototype as there were issues with functionality and acceptability by the customer. From the last design we had, it did not account for shifting the center of mass at all and had no […]

Spring 2017 BiPed – Servo Turning Test

By: Jacob Cheney (Systems) Approved By: Alexander Clavel (Project Manager) Introduction Based on mission objectives, where the BiPed has to maneuver through a maze in order to evade the Velociraptor, it is imperative that the BiPed is able to turn efficiently. Accomplishing this task is not as easy as it seems, as a bipedal itself […]

Spring 2017 BiPed – BiPed Prototype/Walking Experiment

By: Alexander Clavel (Project Manager) Approved by: Alexander Clavel (Project Manager) Introduction The BiPed projects goal is to be able to create a walking bipedal robot that is able to perform static walking. The definition of static walking is walking that remains constantly balanced throughout the robots entire walk. In theory, when the power to […]

Spring 2017 BiPed – D.C. Motor Stress Experiment

By: Abraham Falcon (Electronics and Control) Approved By: Alexander Clavel (Project Manager) Introduction Electronics and Control engineer job is to do an experiment on the D.C. motor to see if it can the handle the weight needed for the biped to walk. The following experiment was to determine if the chosen D.C. motor can handle […]

Spring 2017 End of Semester Game “Pacman”

By: Alexander Clavel Apporved By: Game Committee Game Committee Members: Amber Scardina – TRC President Alexander Clavel – BiPed Project Manager Nicholas Jacobs – Spiderbot Project Manager Jesus Enriquez – Velociraptor Project Manager Overview: The BiPed and Velociraptor will participate in a game of PacMan. Both robots will start on opposite ends of a maze […]

Spring 2017 BiPed – Servo Ankle Stress Experiment

By: Abraham Falcon (Electronics and Control) Approved by: Alexander Clavel (Project Manager) Introduction: Electronics and Control engineer job is to do an experiment on the servo motor to see if it can the handle the weight needed to perform the funtion of turning at the ankle. The following experiment is to know if the chosen […]