Sunday, February 11, 2007


LDSCF0574, originally uploaded by southwestrobotics.

The wonderful lifting cable.

Drive pulley

LDSCF0572, originally uploaded by southwestrobotics.

Here is a drive pulley for the lift. we might be replacing them

Saturday, February 3, 2007

The Robot

Hello there! Thank you for staying with us and reading this blog!
This week has been the week in which most of the major building of the robot has been happening. Our elevator system is getting in shape, and our grabber is right around the corner from being done too. But even though these are very materialistic things that we are getting done, we are also learning how to work with each other, and with the tools too, in a safe manner that is. If you were to walk into one of our build meetings you would realize how much potential and energy there is flowing around in the room, and all because of one robot. Thank you to all of you who have made this possible. remember to check out our pictures at

See you around!

Friday, February 2, 2007

Update on the robot

We are meeting Mon., Wed., and Fri. evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. and Sat. mornings from 9- noon in the Southwest H.S. Woodshop. Wed. night the programming sub-team worked on controlling sensors with the Easy C program. We successfully tested the geartooth sensor.