Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

After attending the saturday sidekicks program, we got the opportunity to test our prototype with Andrew and a few of the other children. We noticed that many of the kids enjoyed using our prototype and the parents think our ideas are the best. There are some places where we still need to improve our project including: replacing the duct tape with hardware, covering the project so it is safe for all children, making a triggering mechanism, putting a hopper on it to hold multiple balls, attempt to make it wireless and a timer so a ball drops approximately every 30 seconds. We are going to meet with Andrew and his family to test the project and make sure that we can meet his specifications.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wiring and zip ties

Motor with roller

Motor info

Our balls

Our trigger

Our batteries

Our battery info

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Project Progress

We have a design in mind and we are having the motors that power our wheels are being shipped to us from L.A. so we are waiting on those to begin the building or our project. We have drawn up our plans for the throwing machine and will have those for class today. We know our prototype is due within two weeks and we are hustling to get it done.