Design team is almost finished with prototyping as of Thursday, only a few mechanisms remain to be completed and tested on Saturday. Field Mock has been put on hold while the remainder of the students work on sorting the shop and creating some buttons. Preparation for our annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser has just begun, we're starting to send out students to reach out and sell placement ads and we will start selling tickets on Saturday. Along with selling tickets, we've been working on advertising for the website and social media. Along with all of this, brainstorming for the Robot Reveal and Chairman's has begun.
Welcome the new FRC 2020 Challenge! As we gear up for the season in this first week we start designing our robot, building our mock field, and assigning members to their sub-teams. Design team has been in full force these two days planning and prototyping potential designs. With the new incoming freshman as well as our new leadership team and schedule, the 2020 season looks promising. We're excited to face the new Infinite Recharge challenge!
After a very productive season, team 4135 finished as finalists in the Central Valley regional and won the safety award and the pit safety award at two competitions. Although we didn't qualify for world championships in Huston this year, we are on the right track to expand our program to be more successful in the years to come.
With two days until bag and tag, our team has been hustling for this last week to get things done. Mechanical has been making small adjustments such as supporting the arm, and helping wiring. Wiring has been busy mounting the wiring board as well as adding LEDs. Both sub teams have also been working on the pneumatics for our climb. Business has been working on creating our soon to be out robot reveal video, creating the game avatar, as well as making plans to reach out for new sponsorship opportunities. Programming and CAD have also been finishing up their work, programming, after having finished their code earlier on in the year, have either gone to work on CAD or have started practicing to be on drive team. The CAD team has been finishing up their model of the robot. Drive team and scouting team now have their opportunities to get ready for the competition.
In the past weeks, bumpers have been started and almost finished and painted. We've also finished the mechanical aspects of the robot, such as powder-coating and assembling the arm, which we mounted and supported on the robot. CAD has been working on finishing the arm. The wiring team has been working on our wiring board and wiring the pneumatics. Programming has been running more tests and waiting to practice the code and driving the robot.
Today the mechanical team finished wiring the arm, which will later be used to pick up hatch panels in the FRC game, they also worked with other sub teams to finish the drive train. Wiring and programming worked together to get the drive train working. Business worked more on award submissions and mounted a to-do list in the work space.
Today we made more progress on the mechanical robot arm, both planning out how it will work and creating it. Wiring and CAD also practiced while waiting for the robot build to progress. Business worked on making team contacts, and website resources.
Today we got parts ordered for all teams. While waiting for parts to arrive, mechanical has started planning out the claw and climb for the robot. Business continued working on materials for the spaghetti dinner as well as planning out an outline for our Chairman's award video submission.
Today, programming finished downloading software and ran the test bot, mechanical and electrical also continued working on their bill of parts and inventory. Business worked on Spaghetti dinner promotional materials and award application.
Today we got most of the initial robot design finished. When the design is finished ( probably within the next week) The mechanical and wiring teams can start work. Today Field Mock-up also made a lot of progress and is almost complete making our practice field. Business has started planning advertising techniques for our annual Spaghetti dinner, starting to work on flyers and other media.