Pushing my Buttons

Tags: mechanical and design
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Pushing my Buttons By Ethan and Max

Task: To build a button-pusher for the beacon

Today, we realized that the tape-measure attachment that's supposed to push the buttons on the beacon could have multiple functions instead So, we designed an attachment to the tape measure that can push any buttons, including people's. Max designed it in PTC and then printed it. We have yet to actually test it on the robot, but it works in-hand.


This is just our first design, and it has not been tested much. We feel that we should redesign the spikes to be deeper in the next version, and also not as densely packed. Further testing will reveal what the next step needs to be.

Written on January 28, 2016