Archive for January, 2015

Three’s a Tower

Posted by Nathan Block On January 30, 2015 Comments Off

We have recently tested our forklift design and have made improvements. We have angled the forks so that the totes wont fall of when we go to stack three or more totes at a time. Also our drive team is practicing with our robot. They have managed to pick up totes when they are tightly packed  [ Read More ]

We Have Flickr!

Posted by Nathan Block On January 26, 2015 Comments Off

We have recently opened a Flickr account with our team history in photos! Here is the link for the team photo albums that we have on Flickr. If you have any pictures that you would like us to consider putting on our Flickr page please feel free to E-mail them to us at granitecitygearheads@gmail.com.          [ Read More ]

Heavy Metal!

Posted by Nathan Block On January 20, 2015 Comments Off

Recently we have decided on our drive system and design. Our plan is to use tank drive with a forklift (telehandler) design. We are also working on assembling our frame with aluminum material for our final robot. The team is currently working on getting the forklift assembled and tested for the robot. That's what a telehandler is. In case you were  [ Read More ]

And Their Off!

Posted by Freamon Richardsfink On January 9, 2015 Comments Off

Kickoff was January 3rd and you will not believe how long we wait for this time of year! Here is the game animation at long last! This years challange is called Recycle Rush. The main focus is stacking totes on a scoreing platform with recycling bins on top, with pool noodles in the recycling bins. Both  [ Read More ]

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