This is where the project began, with a rough sketch that was thoroughly discussed. It included a shelf to hold the cannon vertical and a socket base that would move our cannon at all angles.
Our cannon turned out completely different than this sketch, but we were still gained the knowledge of what can and can't be made based on our resources.
After brainstorming our projects for a week we moved onto our Arduino circuit board which will be able to control our air cannon by simply pushing a button. This will trigger a countdown lighting system. When the lights turn green the Arduino will open the relay and shoot the cannon.
- Our project had full range of motion
- Our cannon was also very consistent during our testing process
- The canon was sturdy and stable
- Base was not as sturdy as the cannon
- Pulley system wasn't truly a pulley. It only helped with elevation and not distributing the weight to make the cannon lighter.
- Gears turned out to be useless because they couldn't sustain the weight of the base and cannon.
I feel I was able to contribute to my team effectively by being a team player and adding my ideas when needed and listening and integrating others ideas as well. During this project I found that I was well versed in Onshape and my teammates would often refer me to help with Onshape. Where I fell short was helping with the Arduino, I had a hard time figuring out the coding process and often leaned on Charles to help me through those parts.