2.007 Design and Manufacturing, also an inspiration for the FIRST Robotics Competition, is a class where each student independently designs, manufactures, and iterates their own robot for the final competition at the end of the semester.
My robot successfully completed tasks in an efficient manner to consistently score points. To do this, I created a rack and pinion mechanism that yielded high torque at a reasonable speed to lift a heavy load. I placed Top 32 out of 160 students, and it was such an exciting experience with a lot of Star Wars references.
- Time (Pappalardo Lab was only opened from 9-5am)
- Design feasibility with available materials
- Withstand large load