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CalPoly Pomona: Factory Smackdown!

The new CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) teachers at CalPoly Pomona’s CTI successfully completed another “Factory Smackdown”.  See the videos below!

Concierge Factory:

In our factory cell an AGV stops at each of four stations, where a signal is sent to a robotic arm. The arm picks up a product, places it into the package, then sends a signal to the AGV to rotate the pack and move to the next station. Once the package is full, the AGV offloads it onto the shipping dock.
In our factory cell an AGV stops at each of four stations, where a signal is sent to a robotic arm. The arm picks up a product, places it into the package, then sends a signal to the AGV to rotate the pack and move to the next station. Once the package is full, the AGV offloads it onto the shipping dock.

Fruit Sorter:

By using VEX and Lynxmotion we created a fruit sorting factory. The Lynxmotion robots grabbed the fruit from the funnel line, placed the fruit at the color sensor(aka line sensor) then placed the fruit into the correct bin. The AGV then took the fruit away, and the system started all over again.
Special Thanks to~ Our Master Teachers Chris Hurd and Moises Gonzalez and our group members: Khris Kading, Martin Velasio, Donnie Whitworth, Rich Mayfield, Candy Drabek, and Gary Potter.

Toxic Waste

Cal Poly Pomona CIM Core Training, 2016. Team Toxic Hurd takes on the challenge of packaging, containing, sealing and transporting toxic waste, practice golf balls. This factory cell uses two Lynx Robotic Arms and two VEX Cortex. The Lynx arms and the Cortex communicated with each other to signal the ‘handshake’ required to keep all the operations ruining on time.   The Lynx arms are controlled with Flowarm, and the Cortex was programmed with  RobotC.

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Factory simulations from UK show off automation

Doesn’t get much better than this!  18 teachers from around the country gathered at the University of Kentucky to learn about CIM for two weeks. They spent two days showing off what they learned by making a factory simulation. The class was broken up into two teams, and both successfully completed their tasks.
The rules were as follows:
  • Each team must have two Lynxmotion robotic arms
  • There must be multiple handshakes between pieces of equipment
  • There have to be at least three different operations
  • The factory must include VEX
  • There must be pneumatics or hydraulics involved
The first team built an automated bourbon barrel filling station. It drilled, filled, bunged, transported, stamped and stored barrels.

The second team built a machine that recycled golf balls and turns them into range balls, complete with striping mechanism. Used two Lynxmotion arms, many handshakes, lots of VEX, 3D printed grippers and pneumatics!

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Chris and Jim CIM Gets a Face Lift!

Hey boys and girls! Chris and Jim CIM just got a face lift thanks to an amazing senior at Cazenovia High School. Mike Gugino, a computer/Software Engineering major is a Freshman at RIT and this was his senior project.  Mike did all the coding and the heavy lifting behind the scenes, and then taught us how to maintain it!  Special Thanks to Mike’s Computer Tech teacher as well: Mr. Phan. The 5 minute video below gives you an overview of how it works.
While we are at it, I also want to clarify the mission of Chris and Jim CIM. We established this website because we as educators see the importance of teaching CIM to high school students. This is a vehicle for Augmenting what happens in a CIM classroom, and in no way shape or form is meant to replace anyone’s curriculum.
You asked questions; we answered. You got better, we gave you more cool stuff to add to your bag of tricks. That’s what it’s all about. Giving your kids in your classrooms, the best possible bang for their buck.
The president of the US thinks it’s important, industry thinks it’s important, and so do we.

#CIMrocks

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Where do I get Robocell and CNCmotion for CTI 2016?

Question:

Where do I get the software for Robocell and CNCmotion before I go to CTI?  

Answer:

In the “CIM Readiness Training LMS.  Just log into MyPLTW and find the course titles Computer Integrated Manufacturing Readiness training, and follow these directions:
Once you are in the course, scroll down and click on the link circled below: 2software









           

Then scroll down again, and viola! It’s right there! 2 soft3                  

















Just click on those two links and it will take you to a PDF with directions on how to download and install! Continue Reading

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