Below is 2 solenoids put together. They are modified so that a stroke length of double a single solenoid is achievable. The shaft is also longer. The code is tuned so that the first solenoid activates, there is downtime, then the second is activated. Amazing.
This is the current progress on the housing for my wrist launcher project. The small box is where the solenoid fits in snug and the cutout in the barrel is where darts can be loaded in the magazine.
Here’s a few pictures of the prototype projectiles. I want to find a good balance between mass, speed, and accuracy. So far the nerf dart is the best, but I have yet to test the lighter 3d printed darts (smaller wall thickness).
This week I worked towards getting readings from the accelerometer, as it turned out we hadn’t been getting actual readings before. I also have started working towards getting the accelerometer to control a motor, but not much progress has been made so far.
This week I have mostly finished the AI that can pick the single best move out of any list of seven. My next bit of work I have to do is fix a problem with my current AI. The problem is the AI cant pick the best in the case of a tie and tries to pick every instance of the tie.
This week was slightly more eventful than the previous and progress was made.
I started this shortened week trying to figure out how to interface the servo motor with the rest of the bot, though we switched around our roles before I started modeling any parts. Now Evan has taken on that task along with 3d modeling as a whole. This includes working with some errors made in my previous renderings, mainly the motor mount being too small.
Since then I’ve spent my time setting up our motor and motor controller and trying to get them to work.
My current issue is getting the motor to run with the motor controller. For a reason yet to be determined, I haven’t been able to get it to do so. The provided documentation helped initially but hasn’t with this. Though it should be taken care of in the coming week, with the encoder next on the table.
This week jacob and I figured out How to wire the motor driver and we did a test code on it