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by UQOnyx
March 13th, 2016, 1:05 pm
Forum: Robot Arm C
Topic: Pictures, Videos, Scores
Replies: 41
Views: 9513

Re: Pictures, Videos, Scores

I wanted to share my experience from States at NJ. We placed 2nd at the tournament. A few things that I noted: -The majority of teams suck at building events. (sorry but every year, my theory is confirmed once again) -For an event like Robot Arm, you need practice and confidence. I saw a couple of a...
by UQOnyx
February 12th, 2016, 4:36 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicle C
Topic: Threshold for a competitive time
Replies: 14
Views: 3270

Re: Threshold for a competitive time

I might be a little bit late for this but I'd like to give my two sense. Our school goes to regionals with huge powerhouse schools who consistently place at the national and state levels. We had a car with 1 m/s speeds but with a decent level of accuracy, and our car was bound to score within top 3....
by UQOnyx
February 10th, 2016, 9:47 am
Forum: Robot Arm C
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 246
Views: 41393

Re: Robot Arm C

I need some ideas for the production of the master arm (in a master-slave system). I happened to find analog feedback servos from Adafruit, which were a godsend, because they're pretty much potentiometers shaped like servos. That is really great because I can simply mimic the design of the real arm ...
by UQOnyx
January 28th, 2016, 4:52 pm
Forum: Robot Arm C
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 246
Views: 41393

Re: Robot Arm C

I know this isn't the place for clarifications, but am I wrong in assuming that there should be power outlets available at competitions?
by UQOnyx
January 25th, 2016, 4:01 pm
Forum: Robot Arm C
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 246
Views: 41393

Re: Robot Arm C

Its much better imo. Ive tried using all 3 and im positive that at most state competitions the top 3 teams will all use master-slave control systems. These are superior in that if it takes like 2 hours to learn to consistently get a full score using a master-slave control system, then it will proba...
by UQOnyx
January 25th, 2016, 2:25 pm
Forum: Robot Arm C
Topic: Robot Arm C
Replies: 246
Views: 41393

Re: Robot Arm C

For those of you using master-slave controls, how much of a competitive advantage did you gain versus using a laptop or joystick? Does it make your runs go faster? Its much better imo. Ive tried using all 3 and im positive that at most state competitions the top 3 teams will all use master-slave co...
by UQOnyx
January 17th, 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicle C
Topic: Electric Vehicle C
Replies: 229
Views: 43501

Re: Electric Vehicle C

I have a question- if the vehicle is non-compliant with the rules, can the competitors be given an opportunity to fix it during the prep time of the run?
by UQOnyx
January 5th, 2016, 3:29 am
Forum: Electric Vehicle C
Topic: Scores?
Replies: 42
Views: 9467

Re: Scores?

Time: about 12 seconds
Accuracy: about 2 cm from target

Our vehicle could definitely go faster, but as of now, we don't have enough money to buy the parts necessary :(.
by UQOnyx
December 28th, 2015, 4:37 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicle C
Topic: Electric Vehicle C
Replies: 229
Views: 43501

Re: Electric Vehicle C

I figured out the root to all of my problems... and it kinda sucks until I can find or make better code. Basically my code was perfectly fine... However, my encoders aren't perfect. When the code sets a speed above a certain threshhold, I think that the encoders begin to freak out (probably because...
by UQOnyx
December 27th, 2015, 2:29 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicle C
Topic: Electric Vehicle C
Replies: 229
Views: 43501

Re: Electric Vehicle C

I figured out the root to all of my problems... and it kinda sucks until I can find or make better code. Basically my code was perfectly fine... However, my encoders aren't perfect. When the code sets a speed above a certain threshhold, I think that the encoders begin to freak out (probably because ...

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