18 May '13, 9pm

Robot air hockey championship as a final project - My final project is build a robot that plays air hockey? Where

Robot air hockey championship as a final project - My final project is build a robot that plays air hockey? Where

My final project is build a robot that plays air hockey? Where do I sign up? Apparently you get yourself a seat in ECE496 at Clemson University. They have been using the concept as a final project for at least a couple of years. [Abe Froman] was on the winning design team this year and he’s showing off his robot and some winning games it played. His robot is in the foreground. It uses a right-angle PVC joint to hold the paddle. The fitting is attached to a rack and pinion that drives it forward and back. The entire assembly is mounted on a rotating rig. Take a look at some of its opponents that use more of a plotter-type arm. Those offerings have too much play in the joints which at times causes the thing to miss. Chances are good that once you get a job you won’t be asked to do things for the company unless they are money makers. Sure, there are a few notable exceptions ,...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/05/18/robot-air-hockey-champions...

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