Friday, March 13, 2015

End of week 7

This week we metal plated the trebuchet in order to add more torsion, and continuity tested the 25 pin moter controller data port in order to integrate a custom pcb for better wire management.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Blog week 7

This week we are planning on continuing to work with the trebuchet by adding tension, and metal plating to increase the launch distance.  We also hope to work on the car's regenerative braking system and hopefully organize the wireing a bit.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Blog Week 6 End

With this week rapping up, their was some high hopes for the Balista. Sadly these hopes were put to rest when we finally fired it a good 5 feet... So now we must take apart and re-design some key elements on the Balista so that we can try again soon.

Monday, March 2, 2015

blog week 6

This week we plan to continue with our respective projects, the trebuchet is built, and is now being tweaked for grater range. We are still waiting for the wire for the solar-car, but we plan to re-install the parts so as to expedite the process when the wire arrives.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Blog Week 5 End

As the week comes to an end, it seems as if this Balista is never going to fire. But hopefuly with some extra work over the weekend we can manage to reach are goals sooner then we think!

Monday, February 23, 2015

blog week 5

This week we plan to continue to work on our respective projects, the wiring of the solar car, and the building of the trebuchet's.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Blog Week 4 End

This week we fine tuned  the canopy design, and made a list of electrical parts needed to rewire the accessories to the solar car.