The build season has been completed and this is the first year in our existence that we've actually had time to practice with the robot! It took all our efforts to build the robot, as well as to assemble the components that accompany it, including the programming, mock-ups, and team award nominations and presentations. We cannot thank every member, teacher, and mentor enough for all their hard work and dedication. Good luck teams! See you all at Sac!
(See you boys in Boise!)
Our Spaghetti Dinner is approaching soon in order to help fund the services and facilities within our Robotics Program. Many amenities are being finished including the brackets for the bumpers of the robot that display our team color during the competition, in order for them to be attached to the robot. The programming team has made much progress in allowing the robot to move around the arena. The wiring has mostly been finished, and final adjustments are being made to the robot, such as the weight of the bot.
Our robot was able to accomplish climbing the bar! Our programming team progressed much with the path finding programs and robot sensors. The Business team finished compiling and editing the Chairman's video, and assembled the Woodie Flowers award essay for our own Jack Benenati.
Everyone is super excited that we figured out how to work the powder coating and the plasma cutter!
Our Programming Team made much progress with the path finding programs and working with the LCD and LED lights. The build team is close to finished with completing the chassis. The business team has been busy working on compiling footage for the Chairman's video, and completed one more interview.
The build team reassembled the robot after fixing the problem with climbing the ramp, and our programming team started working with Infrared sensors for the robot. The branding standards are close to being done, only requiring the logo page in order to be completed.
Our build team fully assembled the chassis for the robot, but unfortunately discovered that the wheels were not tall enough to allow the robot to clear the ramp for the pull-up, so the robot has to be disassembled. Our programmers wrote a simpler function for the LED lights and researched new and old versions for path finding programs. Finally, the business team conducted a few interviews of the mentors for our Chairman's video.
A massive chunk of the Branding Standards was completed by the Business Team, including the color hex codes and the typography. Our Programming team got our LED lights functioning at full capacity. Our Building Team arranged the drive train on the chassis. The full intake design was completed by the Mock-up team.
The first intake was finished by the mock-up team and the Branding Standards deadline was pushed one meeting back by the Business Team. The LED lights were proven functional and our testing robot was also functioning. Our Programming Team was working on CID calibrations and the User Interface. The Build Team accomplished building much of the chassis.
Yesterday our business team went to Great Valley Academy to talk to Ms. Herrington, the robotics teacher, about starting a FIRST Lego League (FLL) team. We hope to help her and her school not only establish, but fund and run this team by sharing ideas for fundraising and offering our mentor-ship. While FLL is new to most of us on the team, we are willing to learn more about it to give the rookie team the best start possible.