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.
Today marks the first day of the 2019 FRC build season!
After watching the challenge video two times over, we split up into our sub teams and started working. We quickly set up a design and field mock-up team who will start designing the robot and our practice field.
Here is the 2019 challenge video
After our gift wrapping station at Mod Shop last weekend, we are now spending the last days before our competitions finishing up both the robot and the Engineering notebook that we will present to the judges.
Our competitions are scheduled to take place on December 1st in Fresno and December 15th in Alameda.
As our annual FLL tournament rolled around, we prepared by assigning roles to team members and setting up the tournament area and pits.
Aftermath: The tournament turned out to be a big success, hosting 8 excited teams in our gym. We were able to keep the kids engaged in the competition while still allowing them to be focused in the competition.