This project was part of the undergraduate course, Design and Manufacturing Lab, taught by Michael Braddock in the fall of 2014 at the University of Florida.
I worked on a team of three to design and build a robot capable of lifting racket balls at variable heights and depositing them in a bucket. We machined all parts that were not off-the-shelf. Our robot competed against other robots in an arena to pick up the most balls in a five minute time period. We earned 3rd place out of 38 teams!
Please see the following for more:
- My Concept Sketches
- Team Concept Selection
- Final Design SolidWorks Assembly Drawings
- Machined Parts Drawings
- Video of Testing
I learned the following from this hands-on project:
- Design concept generation
- SolidWorks modeling
- Mill operation
- Lathe operation
- Bandsaw operation