With it now being February, Motorama is only 2 weeks away. I've been working hard over the past few weeks, but I still have a lot to go. Now begins the mad rush to finish everything in the next two weeks.
While not a lot changed appearance wise on Hercules, it has a lot of new little parts that need to be made to be able to make everything come together. I've made a lot of progress in the last two weeks, but there are still a lot of parts to be made.
El Tigre came together in the last two weeks. The main thing that happened was some weight reduction and adding traction compounds to the wheels. El Tigre is done for now, I might paint it later if I have time before the event. One down, two to go.
Butcher has been the slowest progress so far. I had issues with machining the body of the robot. I have to remake the UHMW bottom frame and spacer that connects the pulley and the weapon disk. I haven't done a lot on this since the last update, but once the frame parts are re machined most things should be easy to reassemble since most of the internals remained the same.
My name is Michael Connerton. I am currently a mechanical engineering masters student at Case Western Reserve University. This website is a blog of my exploits into the world of combat robotics.