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Jan 24 2014

Shooting Mechanisms, Will Flight be Achieved?

The drive train team has finished assembling the drive train, the skeleton base of the robot, so now we have a rectangle with the SIMs (motors) and the wheels are in  the process of being put on.

There is now a prototype, which the team is confident will accurately represent the finished robot, after it is built of course. At the moment there are two rails which support the ball, with a wok lid being used as the launch pad which touches the ball. This insures that the twisted elastic exercise bands do not touch the ball and interfere with the flight path. The team is hopeful that this idea will work.