Tuesday, January 08, 2008

monday and tuesday

i think for now the same postings will go on both blogs... we're not really doing anything separately

sorry for no post yesterday, and today will have to be quick

summary version: we have a basic arm idea. maybe i can get a picture in here somehow?
trying to finalize motors/potentiometers and how to mount, etc.
drive train: 6 wheels? or 4? definitely steering the front two. any input on how cars works would be greatly appreciated.

there has been some math-doing. :) but i assume there is more to come.

thank you thank you to karlin and tiffany for coming

and i believe there are cart designs in the works

a question: are we ACTUALLY going to use sketchup/solidworks? i think we should... if we know how.

we should start making BoMs and weight lists
that's all

1 comment:

Guy Davidson said...

Cars usually use something similar or exactly like Ackerman Steering (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ackermann_steering_geometry), although there's a chance a software differential (assuming independently driven wheels) would work better.