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Today 05:20 PM
One tool/machine to level up a moderate shop
An edgefinder in a drill chuck on a drill press (which likely isn't trammed as well as a mill would be) is unlikely to do any better than a few thousandths. You'll also need a really smooth x-y...
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Today 04:57 PM
Do you have a battery boi?
I don't know, I am sensing some resistance to a change in the flow of these puns.
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Today 04:57 PM
Team A vs Team B
515 + 45 = 560
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Today 04:30 PM
What would you like on a robot if time, money, or weight weren't a restriction?
Probably a two-speed swerve drive with PTO and ield centric gyros and gyros for collision detection/ avoidance, a localized AI to get around defense, full holonomic motion, all controlled via an...
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Today 04:16 PM
pic: CV Robotics WCD 6wd Drivebase Prototype
If your gearbox is custom, you could make it in the 192 style. See their thread on their 2014 gearbox with the flipped cims.
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Today 03:10 PM
Teams who have used or plan to use python for Robot Code
I thought that this might be an interesting metric to see.
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Today 02:48 PM
Motor Controller Temporal Resolution
In Aerial Assist, the Lake Monsters used an electric catapult. Instead of a physical stop, we had software monitor the position of the catapult arm and apply full reverse power when the desired...
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Mike Martus
Today 02:38 PM
Supporting Chief Delphi
Thanks for all the great offers regarding support for the ChiefDelphi.com site. Last year I phased out the support function for the site for several good reasons. The number 1 reason is that...
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Al Skierkiewicz
Today 02:09 PM
CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #542
"Captain, if we stay on this trajectory, we will pass right through the black hole. Assuming, of course, that this map of the universe is correct."
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Today 01:13 PM
FIRST Choice 2015 Window Open
I'm hoping this just means a new compressor is now in the kit, or that the rules have been opened up further on what is allowed for compressors.
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Today 12:57 PM
Worst Deals in FIRST Choice
I agree that the prices went to a much more acceptable level for most items. Pneumatics last year were just crazy under valued, as the fitting bag was about 10x cheaper last year. I'm all in on the...
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Peyton Yeung
Today 12:33 PM
pic: All Done!
This looks pretty similar http://firstchoicebyandymar k.com/fc15-039
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Today 12:16 PM
Structural Framing Strength?
40x40 is overkill for almost every application in FRC. That being said, the material is plenty strong, its weakness are where it connects together. Fasteners that depend on friction (such as T-nuts)...
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Today 12:00 PM
Physics Quiz 10
Ah, well even if I did find out the dimensions correctly I must have set up the proportion between the carpets velocity and the robot's orientation inversely. The solution below works out, so unless...
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Today 11:45 AM
Design a forklift
It depends on what you're trying to accomplish. How much do you want to carry? How high do you want it to go? Does it need to collapse down to a low height? How fast must it go?
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Today 11:44 AM
[OCCRA]: recomended PWM frequency for CIM motors?
Don, could you please provide link(s) to some technical articles discussing this as it applies to DC brushed motors?
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Today 11:25 AM
What's the best charging position for robot batteries?
Exactly: Charge upright so you vent gas in the unlikely instance of overpressure venting. Otherwise it makes no difference.
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Today 11:21 AM
Breaking in banebot motors
Running them in air will do the trick as well. Better than motors is to run in your gearboxes. Or both, as a pair. We start with about 2 Amperes, gradually increasing voltage to maintain 2A. Once...
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Today 11:08 AM
Exploding Weather Balloon
3061's "wholly owned subsidiary" physics club does these launches to fly middle and elementary schooler's experiments to space on a stabilizing frame. http://vimeo.com/42751486#t=1m32s is a cool...
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Today 11:03 AM
2015 FRC prototype two speed swerve drive first run
low gear is 16 to 1 and high gear is 8 to 1. with a 6" wheel. but as stated we can fine tune or drastically change that with changing the chain sprockets. we think we like these ratios though.
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