So it's time for the final assignment in our design journey this semester. the Rube Goldberg machine. A Rube Goldberg machine, named after American cartoonist Rube Goldberg, is a chain reaction-type machine or contraption intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. Usually, these…

Well, this is what all of our previous blogs have been building up to. Finally navigating the obstacle course. A lot of work has been put in from the start and now it's time to bring it all together. The first step was modifying the code for the robot, to…

So the next step in our story is to design a stabilizing attachment for our robot to make navigating the course easier and more. Well. Stable!

I went straight to Solid works for this one and had an immediate design in mind. …

It's finally assembly time! After what seems like weeks of waiting for our parts to arrive I was finally able to make a start on assembling the robot. The parts arrived with all the tools required and I was able to get building right away.

First, I opened the package…

We’re starting to see some progress! After last week's work, I finally have the first renders of my Elegoo robot. This CAD model of the robot is the unmodified version of the robot, this will give me the groundwork and lay the foundations for the upgrades I have planned for…

Hey again! Just a quick update on my progress over the last few days. I have realized that this project will be putting my CAD (computer-aided design) skills to the test. Despite having used Solidworks over the last few years, I wanted to make sure my skills using the program…

I'm not too sure how to go about starting a blog post, but I guess there's no better way to start than with a hello!! And a welcome to my blog. Here will I be documenting my progress in designing and building my first project in the world of robotics…

Nollaig Butler

Engineering student in Trinity College Dublin

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