Day 7 – Jan 16th, 2016

The lift sub-team worked out the geometry of the mechanism needed to attach a hook on the rung. They also discussed different ways to hook onto the rung below the upper goal. A prototype of an articulated hook using cardboard and paper clips was made. A large carabiner was tested for its ability of to latch onto the rung. A strap winch was installed onto the chassis of our 2014 robot and a successful test of the lifting cation was performed.
The utility arm sub-team started working on calculations to determine the geometry of the arm so that an appropriate actuator could be chosen.