Robot Retrieval System Millersville University Contributors: Frank Anamze Ben Bowman Brandon Dodson Brad Lang Jacquie Miley Seth Powers Ben Tarnowski Matt Vazquez Panama Beach City, Florida November 6-9, 2002 Competition Rules/Objective
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Panama Beach City, Florida
November 6-9, 2002
Purchased a hobbyist level remote controlled racing car that has the power to withstand the weight of a 12 oz. soda can and the rest of the mechanical systems.Platform-Traxxas E-maxx
A shelf was mounted at the bottom of the gripper to restrict the can from falling through when the arm was lifted.
To open and close the gripper, a servo motor uses rods to transfer circular motion into linear motion.Gripper System
Overall IMA = Screw IMA * Lever IMA
Overall IMA = 4 * 1.57
Overall IMA = 6.28:1
Shock absorbing springs were too weak to support the full load.
Force needed to raise the manipulator and load was too great for motor being used.
Replaced receiver unit with different frequency.
Replaced with stiffer springs.
Repositioned fulcrum to gain mechanical advantage.
Replaced motor with a higher power rating.Troubleshooting
Special thanks to all who helped with their time and support.
Dr. John R. Wright, Jr.
Dr. Haig M. Vahradian
Dr. John C. Hibberd
Dr. Kenneth P. Delucca
Mr. Mike Joy
Mr. Ken Stough
NAIT Millersville University Student Chapter