Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Day 5: so we have a puncher

At this point there are clearly two shooter prototypes being made by two groups of people ranging in committee; the slingshot (also known as the puncher), and the catapult.

A crude version of the puncher was created. It was tested on the scale but to do that a member of the team supported the base of it with their legs while pulling back on the "sling" mechanism to make it shoot. When tested in this way it ended up hitting lip of scale instead of inside the plate 2/3 times. This obviously proves the mechanism needs to be tuned and adjusted greatly so it will be more self operating. 

The waterjet belly pan that was ordered, arrived today, so in the next few days electrical will be mount and hook up all the electronics. Once that is complete, we will have an operational board.

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