Day 69: FIRST Pneumatics Training

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


The least efficient machine ever.

I help coach FRC team #2415 and our fall pneumatics training included a project teams of two kids came up with. One group wanted to use pneumatics to operate a bike pump to launch a rocket. Yes, we realize the complete Rube Goldberg-ishness of this machine that uses compressed air to compress air to launch a rocket. They were the first group to get to prototype stage, as shown above.

Another group is using pneumatics to turn a small car’s wheels and the final group is operating a claw gripper. They’re not ready yet with prototypes.

The training module was taught by a senior and I helped guide it. About a month ago, we also built the FRC Pneumatics System as shown here.



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