VEX v5 clawbot

#SHAPESHIFT – Adjustments

Today I realized the arm of my robot was to short. So I decided to take the old one apart and install a lengthier bar. This will allow the claw to have a larger area of reach.

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VEX v5 clawbot

#SHAPESHIFT – The support for the claw

Today I finished the support for the claw arm and the claw itself. This allow the claw arm and the claw to move steadily.

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VEX v5 clawbot

#SHAPESHIFT Putting a motor on

I started to attach one of the engines to the base, so the robot will be able to drive. I am currently looking for a piece, and then I will be finished with one of the engines.

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VEX v5 clawbot

#SHAPESHIFT – Putting on a gear

Today I added a gear to a bar. I then connected this bar to the vertical bar connecting the frame of the robot to the arm mechanism. The arm of the robot will move the claw up and down.

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VEX v5 clawbot

#SHAPESHIFT – Knolling work station

Today I knolled my work station, so I could access my parts easier. I also figured out what parts to use and change for my next step in the building process. The next step is in the "Next Step...

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Vex Clawbot

Vex V5 Robot

Instructions for how to build the robot and what parts to use: https://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/V5-Clawbot-BuildInstructions-0720.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHqLKhQXnwg The...

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VEX v5 clawbot

Claw Robot

I have finished constructing the robot. It will be able to move and turn in all directions. As shown in the video below the robot can function properly on uneven land. However, it performs better on an...

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VEX v5 clawbot

#SHAPESHIFT – Building the base

Today in engineering I built the base of my robot so that the robot could have a foundation to be built on.  

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VEX v5 clawbot

#SHAPESHIFT – Removing unnecessary parts

Today I realized that the top bar of the arm was unnecessary. It got in the way of the mobility of the arm, so I removed it. I added another gear to the robot, so the arm can moves quicker, and the claw...

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VEX v5 clawbot

#SHAPESHIFT – Putting on the claw

Today I put on two thin bars on either side of the arm. This will keep the arm in place. I made the plate beneath the brain connected to the frame more tight. I finally put on the claw. This will grab...

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VEX v5 clawbot

#SHAPESHIFT – Experimenting

Today I was experimenting with different ways I can make the claw move, so that it can be more stable, and move with both bars. Next class I will add another gear because the arm is too heavy.

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VEX v5 clawbot

#SHAPESHIFT – Wrist is almost complete

I have completely assembled the mechanism that will make the claw go up and down. All I need to do is connect it to the intersection of the claw and the robot's arm.

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