Competition night photographs

Pick and place robots
 enable parts of various sizes and weights to be picked
up and placed in new locations at high speeds.
 are accurate and do not fatigue while performing
repetitive movements that may be difficult for
 are versatile and can be reprogrammed and retooled to
perform various tasks.
The Spring 2014 Junior Design project requirements were to design, build, program, and
demonstrate a computer-controlled pick and place robot that:
 picks up, repositions, and releases 12.7 mm (0.5”) diameter steel spheres
 sorts the spheres from one of nine base plate locations into one of two 14.3 mm (0.56”)
diameter holes
 provides motion in two rotary axes using two stepper motors controlled by an Arduino Uno
R3 input/output board
 uses a serially stacked axis configuration that is supported from one end only (rotary +
 lifts and lowers the steel spheres using a servo motor and a gripping mechanism
 uses normally open micro switches on both positioning axes to identify the home position
 automatically sorts spheres using code downloaded to the Arduino Uno R3 board.
 Single elimination tournament, fastest team advances for each head-to-head competition
 Each sphere must pass through the specified hole
 Sorting sequence is {1B, 9A, 3B, 7A, 4A, 6B, 2A, 8B, 5A}
MEGR 3156-002 Design Projects Lab II: Junior Design
Pick and Place Robot Competition, Spring 2014
Team 1
Team 9
Team 7
Team 9
Team 4
Team 6
Team 5
Team 3
Team 9
Team 2
Team 10
Team 1
Team 8
Team 8
Team 6
Team 7
Second runner-up:
Team 9
Team 3
Team 3
Two teams square off for the
head-to-head competition.
The crowd looks on as the teams prepare
for the tournament.