FRC 2018 Day 5: Drive Decisions
Starting off the blog a few days late, but here we go!
The majority of today was split off into two groups; one group making design decisions relating to the drive train, and one looking at furthering the intake prototypes.
The intake group was able to get a decent few revisions on possible intakes, though we are farther behind than I would like to be at this point in time. Trying different geometry and wheel types, it seems we have narrowed down our wheel choices and intake style quite a bit. Next step is to get some lazer cut prototypes on the test platform and see how the intake goes.
The other group blasted through a bunch of decisions relating to drive train. Gearboxes, optimal ratios, possible PTO's for climbing, drive orientation, and wheel type were all discussed pretty in depth. Every time you come close to a decision, there is another factor we had to consider, and it wasn't easy! There was talk about not using the kitbot for the 2018 season as well for the first time in W.A.F.F.L.E.S. History. Crazy times!
Eventually we did get to the bottom of the issues though, and started putting together a parts order list for the drive train components.
Onwards to tomorrow!