Here’s the procedure we use to create a snap ring groove feature in our standard 1/2″ hex shaft. This procedure is referenced within episode 7 of the “Triple Helix builds a drivetrain” video series.
A shaft within our ‘Doc Ock’ arm failed quite spectacularly in our second qualification match of the 2015 Virginia Regional. Here’s an in-depth look at what happened.
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Triple Helix mentor Todd Ferrante presents on the team’s west coast drivetrain designs at the 2014 FRC Summit at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. In the talk, Todd describes our efforts to develop a west coast drivetrain, using commercial off the shelf components, for fast building during build season. Our drivetrains have evolved through several generations. Todd describes some of the features of the various versions and talks about lessons learned during the development process.
Triple Helix mentor Todd Ferrante presents on using 3D CAD software to select pneumatic cylinders as robot linkage actuators at the 2013 FRC Summit at the Old Dominion University – Peninsula Higher Education Center in Hampton, Virginia.