• Overview: This will involve a competitive design to see who can design a servo control system that can respond the fastest.


• Description:

1. The control system will be for a fire-fighting water cannon that has a rotating base. The cannon will actually be a water hose, and the fire will be buckets with marked heights that must be filled. The cannon will start in a neutral position away from the buckets. Once activated the cannon will move to a bucket, fill the bucket, and then move to fill a second bucket. When done the cannon must rotate back to a neutral position.

2. The cannon assembly will be provided, as shown in the figure below. This assembly will include

3. The rules will include a


• Required:

1. A written report describing the design details.

2. A device.




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